Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, has advanced degrees from York University and the University of Toronto and has been working in the mental health field since 2000. Her extensive experience with and knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Practice has inspired her to write a number of books, and she regularly conducts training sessions for fellow professionals. Sheri worked at Southlake Regional Health Centre in an outpatient mental health clinic for 14 years, and now works full-time in her private practice.
Sheri has built a reputation for herself as an expert in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and works from a trauma-informed perspective. In recent years she has also become certified in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), and is constantly working to learn more about treatment modalities to help her clients heal.
In her spare time, Sheri enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dogs, traveling and scuba diving, and she is an avid reader.
Sheri provides psychotherapy for individuals aged 16 and older, both in-person from her office in Newmarket, Ontario, and virtually. You do not have to have a diagnosis to engage in therapy with Sheri, but following are some of the common problems she works with:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Emotion Dysregulation
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Chronic Shame
- Grief and Complicated grief
- Substance Use Disorders (secondary to other mental health problems)