Sheri Oetman

Sheri Oetman

Therapist - MA, LPC

Hi, I’m Sheri. Sometimes we get to a place in our lives where we feel confused and overwhelmed. If we could solve our own problems we would. But something in our lives or relationships feels beyond our control. We feel stuck or like things are getting worse. Maybe this describes you? Whether it’s a crisis, tragedy, grief, identity/worth issues, a mood disorder, or relationship issues, I can help.

Counseling approach:

My desire is for you to be heard, seen and valued. In our conversations, we will explore where you have journeyed, what is currently happening in your life and where you hope to be. We will talk about what makes you unique as well as the science and biology of brain function and personality. The goal of our time together will be for you to enjoy positive mental health and have stronger, more fulfilling relationships.

By spending time in a quiet, focused, nonjudgmental space you will gain insights that will make you more resilient and better able to manage life. You will learn and practice new skills that will help you emotionally and relationally overcome barriers and take steps towards wholeness. We will work together to give you clarity, understanding, hope and direction.


  • Family conflict
  • Parenting (babies-adults)
  • Identity
  • Mood disorders
  • Crises
  • Codependency
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Grief
  • Caregiving


  • Family conflict resolution
  • Aging
  • Disease / Disability
  • Anxiety / Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Loving an addict
  • Self worth
  • Tragedy / Death / Loss
  • Burn out
  • Life transitions

Treatment Approaches:

  • In person, Telehealth, Walking Sessions
  • Solution Focused Models
  • Play Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodrama

Professional Background

Sheri Oetman MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor. She received her bachelors of science in recreation from Calvin College with a focus on in-patient psychiatry and play therapy. She received her masters degree from Auburn University with a focus on community mental health and family issues. Sheri has experience in both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings as well as group therapy and day treatment programs. She finds joy in her work as a therapist and considers it an honor to help others find strength and purpose through their trials.

Certifications/Extra Trainings:

  • Effects of Family Violence on Children
  • The Gentle Child
  • Promoting Healthy Parent / Child Interactions
  • Abuse Awareness
  • Psychodrama and Action Methods
  • Managing Temper Tantrums
  • Childhood Depression and Self Esteem
  • Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Trauma Model Therapy