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Sherry Guthrie M.S., LPC
Petoskey Professional Counselors, LLC
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Sherry L. Guthrie M.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor 




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Owner, Sherry Guthrie M.S., LPC, Petoskey MI                                                                           2010 to present

Owner and operator of private therapy practice.
Provide individual counseling to adolescents and adults in a private practice setting for those experiencing emotional        
        dysregulation and / or life change.
Areas of interest include adult survivors of recent or remote trauma, adult survivors of childhood maltreatment, individuals experiencing               depression, anxiety, relationship issuse, low sense of self, anger management, adjustment difficulties, parent-child dysfunction, and                    disorders of conduct.


Clinical Supervisor, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Petoskey, MI.                           2007 to 2010

Coordinate, direct, and monitor the counseling program at Women’s Resource Center.
Supervise and monitor services provided by licensed counseling staff
Develop and improve existing clinical programs and services.
Provide ongoing, direct service to clients experiencing emotional distress or life change.
Participate as part of the Management Team and meet and report regularly to the Executive Director


Adjunct Faculty, Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, Miami, FL.                                    2000 to 2007  

Prepare syllabi, lectures, media presentations, quizzes, homework assignments, and tests as needed.
Courses taught:  Introduction to Psychology, Development Across the Lifespan, Psychology of Personal Effectiveness, and
        Individuals in Society.
Consistently rated superior by student evaluations on presentation of class materials and interpersonal interactions


Owner, Troubled to Tranquil:  Solutions for Life, LLC, Miami, FL                                   2003 to 2007

Owner and operator of private therapy practice.
Provide individual, family, and couple therapy in a private practice setting for those experiencing life stress
Specialty includes working with depression, anxiety, anger management, attention disorders, adjustment difficulties, parent-
        child dysfunction, and disorders of conduct.

Team Leader of FACT Team South, Bayview Center for Mental Health Inc., Miami FL                                   2006 to 2007

Direct supervisor of a 10 person, multidisciplinary team in providing community based mental health services to 100 clients.      
        Team consists of psychiatrist, 3 R.N.’s, and 5 case managers / therapists. 
Fiscal responsibility for a $1,000,000 budget provided as a grant from federal and state funding sources.
Provide supportive psychotherapy for 8 clients, attend court hearings as needed, conduct evaluations for involuntary
        hospitalizations, and work as a liaison for clients in coordinating community services. 

 

Clinical Team Leader and Site Clinician, Bertha Abess Children’s Center, North Miami, FL                         1998 to 2002

Provided individual, group, and family therapy to emotionally disabled children daily.
Conducted psychosocial assessments and assigned appropriate 5-Axis diagnoses.
Conducted administrative audits to ensure professional compliance and continued funding. 
Oriented and trained new therapists with respect to agency policy and procedures. 
Monitored, rated, and reported therapists’ compliance and performance.

 

 

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


American Counseling Association
Michigan Counseling Association 


 LEADERSHIP AND  COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES


Petoskey Chamber of Commerce
        o Connecting Women in Business
Leadership Little Traverse graduate, class of 2008


 

 PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Being Magazine (2004) Winter.  “Why Making up is Hard to Do”.  Editorial on how to apologize with meaning and focus on    
        collaborating instead of competing in relationships.
Being Magazine (2004) Summer.  “Living an Uncommon Life”.  Editorial on living life to it’s fullest by putting integrity into action.
Eleventh Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society in Denver, CO. June 1999.  Presented original research
        paper:  “Increasing the Non-Academic Self-Concept of Learning Disabled Children in the Vygotskian Tradition”.  


AWARDS

South Florida Business Journal’s 2005 Up and Comers Award.  Finalist in the Health Care category for private practice activities.


 EDUCATION

 Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.

Masters of Clinical Psychology, Conferred June, 1998, GPA 3.96 on 4.0 scale.
Master’s Thesis: “Increasing the Non-Academic Self-Concept of Learning Disabled Children in the Vygotskian Tradition”.  Field
        tested in Miami-Dade County School system and presented at Americal Psychological Society at 11th annual convention in      
        Denver Colorado in 1999.
Cited at the Barry University Department of Psychology website for outstanding original research
Teacher Assistant:  Created and implemented an undergraduate tutoring program for psychology students.
Participated in recruiting and testing mutigenerational, multiethnic group for Woodcock-Johnson Intelligent and Achievement
        Tests restandardization, 1997.

     

Wells College, Aurora NY. 

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, Conferred June, 1993
Minor concentration in French - Study Abroad Program; Paris, France.
Resident advisor
Division III Athletics; soccer (Rookie Award), swimming and lacrosse (MVP Defense).

 

 


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