Sherry L. Guthrie M.S., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
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.
• 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”.
• South Florida Business Journal’s 2005 Up and Comers Award. Finalist in the Health Care category for private practice activities.
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).