Sheri Hindman-Hanley, LCSW
With over 25 years of experience as a clinical social worker/mental health clinician, and 3 years as a part-time college professor at Geneva College, I am excited to offer the option of telehealth services for outpatient therapy. Practicing as a clinical therapist is more than just a job to me, it is my passion and purpose which I thoroughly enjoy. As a therapist, I incorporate various theories based on best practice and clinical training experiences that have shaped the application of techniques that I use in therapy. It is important that each plan be individualized, incorporating what works to reach the desired goals and outcomes of therapy. I use problem-solving techniques, based on the medical model, best practice, and proven modalities.
The most important part of the process is the relationship and personal growth of each person, which I purpose to focus on with caring, compassion, and authenticity. I believe in a lifestyle approach to healing that incorporates mind, body, and spirit. My academic degrees are in child development and social work, and my experience and passion are in mental health outpatient therapy and behavioral modification in various settings. I love psychiatric social work and helping people realize that they can have victory!
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with my MSW, I began working for a social service agency and eventually ended up at WPIC/UPMC providing and managing our outpatient, school-based, and pediatric office-based therapy in collaboration with various pediatric offices. Our family moved to NY where we lived for 18 years. My husband and I have 7 children, all of whom have been home-schooled (and still are), along with my two oldest who have earned academic scholarships to college.
As a family with 5 active boys and 2 girls, we love to practice healthy living and study fitness and nutrition. All 9 of us have participated in different races, coached and played basketball, soccer, and many more sports. Additionally, I am a certified group fitness instructor and Schwinn/Reebok cycling instructor, where I enjoy also serving as a "life coach" for people.
I love to volunteer and serve in various evangelistic events and ministries. I have been involved in VBS, inner-city VBS, and after-school programs for "at-risk" children. I have also served as a teacher for different grades and academic subjects at various home-school coop groups of which our family has been a part.
When I am not busy with my family, homeschooling, or working, my favorite way to relax is by spending time at the beach or ocean with my family and my Bible.