About me

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Sheri Reaves has a master degree in Human Services Counseling.  She is a GA State Board Certified Therapist.   She sees individuals, couples and families at her private office located inside NorthView Church in Buford.  You will find a professional, confidential and safe environment. 

I use a integrated approach to counseling, relying heavily on CBT - cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a Christian, and this is the foundation of who I am, but I counsel both Christians and non-Christians alike. Being classically trained means I use all the tools in my toolkit and hitting folks over the head with the Bible isn’t necessary. However, I also understand that we are spiritual as well as physical beings. And if faith is important to you, I’m going to integrate that into our times together because it powerfully aids the healing process. 

Key Principle: "God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble”. 

Like me, you may have heard that scripture from the Bible before, perhaps because it’s mentioned three times, –  in Proverbs, James and 1 Peter.  In the counseling office I see this principle operate in powerful ways.  The simple act of coming for counseling is saying "I cannot fix this relationship, anxiety or emotional pain". This simple act compels grace in to the area of pain or dysfunction.  You begin to see things differently.  You can think from a different perspective and you begin to feel different.  When we stiffen our neck or bury our head in the sand, we are denying ourselves and our situation the very thing we need most - grace to move forward.    

Many people seek counseling because of conflict in their daily life.  Interestingly, the present conflict is usually a symptom.  Helping people identify and resolve root issues is part of effective counseling.  It took me years to realize that people are not in bondage because of past traumas, they are in bondage to the lies they believe as a result of past traumas.  Knowing truth really does set people free.  

sheri@sherireaves.com    © Sheri Reaves 2014