Returning to civilian life after a tour of duty can be challenging. Because talk therapy to sort out “what happened over there” is challenging, art therapy is a unique approach to get ahold over the overwhelming emotions that soldiers carry with them. Using simple art directives, this six week group requires no previous art skills.
Sherri received her master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Friends University in Kansas City, and her master's degree in art therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked for many years as an art therapist with children, adolescents, families, elderly and people with dementia. Sherri is: founder of Heartland Art Therapy, a trained mediator, approved by the Kansas Supreme Court, past president of the Kansas Art Therapy Association, TEDxOverlandPark founder, and has held numerous civic leadership positions. Sherri is married and raising four children in the Kansas City area.