My Background and Credentials
Welcome to Alpine Psychotherapy! I am Sherry D’Andrea, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of CO. I specialize in healing trauma, rebuilding healthy attachment, and working with athletes to increase performance. My experience includes over 10 years as a therapist, working with adults, children, and families on attachment and trauma resolution, in a variety of settings. I am trained in evidence-based EMDR Therapy, and newer brain-body based therapy called Brainspotting. I also have experience and training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Focused Family Therapy (AFFT), mindfulness, and play therapy.
On a Personal Note
Since moving to Colorado many years ago, I found a home in the mountains and a passion for mountain sports. A climber for many years, you can often find me in the alpine. Whether it’s climbing, running, skiing, or scrambling peaks, big days in the mountains feed my soul! I am also passionate about nutrition, health, and overall wellness.
I value a strong, trusting relationship with each of my clients, and provide a safe and accepting space. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach and incorporate various forms of therapy throughout sessions.
My primary methods of treatment are EMDR Therapy and Brainspotting, because of their ability to work rapidly and effectively. These are both brain-based modalities, based on the concept that our brains want to and are capable of healing themselves. Both EMDR Therapy and Brainspotting tend to accelerate therapy as they bypass much of the verbal processing found in traditional therapy. They can be used as primary forms of treatment, or can be used in addition to more traditional approaches.