Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who helps people cope with lifelong addictions, including substance abuse, shopping, gambling, food, sex and love, co-dependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, single parenting and divorce. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, Sherry had to learn the art of problem solving at a young age. After graduating from college with a Journalism degree, she became a single mother. Once her daughter was old enough, Sherry returned to school and received her Masters of Social Work from the prestigious University of Southern California.
Sherry appeared on Vh1’s ground-breaking docu-reality TV series, Celebrity Rehab 3, 4, and 5. She also facilitated life coaching on the show’s spin off series, Sober House and Celebrity Rehab’s Sex Addiction. During filming of the series, Sherry used her trademark sensitivity and compassion to help troubled cast members as they transitioned into their new sober lives with psychotherapy and life coaching tips. Most recently Sherry appeared on the Robert Irvine Show helping struggling families navigate through the disease of addiction.
As a leading expert on addiction and recovery, Sherry’s TV appearances include: CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, KTLA Channel 5, Fox San Diego News, Better TV, WPIX New York, CNN Prime News, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, HLN’s Showbiz Tonight and Joy Behar, the Bio Channel: The Tragic Side of Fame, and E! News, almong others.
Sherry has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Women’s World, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, The Huffington Post, Hollywood Life, Elle On-line, E! On-line, Radar Online and the New York Daily News, among other leading publications. She has also been a guest on the SiriusXM radio shows hosted by Martha Stewart, Jay Thomas, and Judith Regan.
In September 2010, HCI Publishing released Sherry’s best-selling book, The Law of Sobriety which addressed recovery from addictions and alcoholism the lens of the Law of Attraction concepts. About Sherry’s award-winning debut, Deepak Chopra wrote: “The Law of Sobriety is a masterpiece. It will help millions of people who are struggling in recovery. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to lead a sober, sane and creative life.” In February 2018, Motivational Press will release The Marriage and Relationship Junkie: Kicking Your Obsession With Relationship and Learn to Love Living With Yourself in which Sherry addresses love and sex addition. She is a contributing author to the book, Chicken Soup For the Soul: Tough Times Tough People.
With over fifteen years of experience as a clinician, Sherry has worked at some of the top rehabilitation centers, including Promises Treatment Center and Soba Recovery Center in Malibu. Currently, Sherry maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, is developing a TV series about co-dependency and addiction, is Editor of Recovery Today Magazine, and hosts the Recovery Today Series online summit.
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I work with clients in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Woodland Hills, West Hills and Malibu California.
Counseling and Therapy Services, Speaking Engagements. I provide counseling and therapy services for adults, adolescents, couples, and families
Anxiety Disorder – includes anxiety treatment for panic attacks, social anxiety, and developing techniques for dealing with anxiety
Addictions – every addiction has at its core a deep, unmet emotional need. Whether you are struggling with over-eating, gambling, sex addiction, OCD, over spending or other destructive behaviors, I can help you break the psychological and behavioral cycle and find the freedom you are seeking
Family Counseling – Heal the hurt and help your family to feel whole again. Learn how to stop destructive patterns and gain the tools and communication that creates a closer family bond-Couples Therapy – Qualified help and counseling with relationship advice that will deal with ongoing relationship problems. Book For Speaking Engagements
Mood Disorders,Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, dangerous co-dependent relationships
Somatic Symptom Disorder – chronic pain doesn’t have to take over your life. I’ll help you manage ongoing pain and fatigue that is causing you emotional distress
For information about life coaching, refer to the coaching page. Life Coaching can be done by phone or Skype from anywhere in the world, 818-756-3338, or Skype sherry.gaba