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Leatrice (Lea) Sherer, PhD   

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology




Philosophy
Originally from the East coast, Lea has lived in Minnesota for the past 30 years.  This means she is direct, but nice.  She believes in a collaborative approach to therapy, with the therapist and client working together to decide what treatment approach will best support and empower each individual.  She also takes into account the systemic contexts (family, culture) that influence her cilents' mental health and wellness.  This includes today's political climate, which is a source of distress for many people, often isolating them from friends and family members.  Lea believes that this is a legitimate topic to bring up in therapy.
 

Her Practice
Lea is licensed to provide both individual therapy for teens and adults as well as couples and family therapy.  She is available on Wednesdays from 10am - 6pm and on Thursdays from 11am - 6pm.

Specialties
  • People living with medical conditions
  • Experience working with war refugees (especially people from Laos and Eastern Africa) and people traumatized by inner city violence
  • Survivors of childhood and adult abuse
  • Individual, couples, and marriage and family therapy

Education
Lea holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  In her 40 years in practice, she has been a clinical associate professor of Family Medicine, and an adjunct professor at UST and Argosy, teaching graduate level, clinically-oriented courses.  She is also an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy as well as through the state of Minnesota.

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