Ms. Sherry Lynn, RN, RP, BHSc(N), MTS(C)

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I started a career as a Registered Nurse over 30 years ago. I found myself caring for people and families while they face some of the biggest crises of their lives, often at the end of their lives. Not only am I motivated to help heal the physical bodies of my patients, I was always drawn to the emotional and relational concerns of these people. I also served as an ordained minister caring for the spiritual needs of a community for over a decade. I consider it an honour to have been present in the lives and deaths of hundreds of precious people – my own humanity has been challenged and enriched with each moment. Throughout my adult life, I faced my own traumas and demons with the heartfelt and competent support of many wonderful mentors and healers. Along my journey, I delved into my own creativity as exploration and expression. My curious mind and sensitive nature inevitably led me to more intentionally study and examine the deep emotional, psychological, and relational issues facing us all. As a lifelong learner, I continued my professional education by completing a Masters degree in Theological Studies and Counselling as well as intensive training in IMAGO Relationship Therapy, EMDR, and Transformational Arts. I opened Sherry Lynn Psychotherapy, a private practice, in 2009, and often work collaboratively with mentors and colleagues. I am currently registered as both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Psychotherapist.

Education & Experience

I am a lifelong learner and find opportunities for growth and knowledge wherever I go. Some of my more formal educational pursuits include the following: ♥ EMDR Certification, 2020 ♥ Flash Technique Certification, 2020 ♥ EMDR Training, 2018 ♥ Intensive Trauma Training, 2017, Bessel Van der Kolk ♥ Love, Sex & Power in Relationship, 2017, Esther Perel & Terry Real ♥ Medical Assistance in Dying Team Training, 2016 ♥ Master of Theological Studies(Counselling), 2011, Wilfred Laurier Uni ♥ Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), 1999, Charles Sturt University ♥ Registered Nursing Diploma, 1984, Mohawk College ♥ Advanced Imago Clinician Training ♥ MARI Teacher Training ♥ Intensive Voice Dialogue & Transformational Arts Training ♥ End-Of-Life Care & Ethics education ♥ Respecting Choices Facilitation Training for End-Of-Life Planning ♥ Risk Assessment of Violence ♥ Trauma Counselling Certificate ♥ Treatment of Depression & Anxiety ♥ Expressive Arts, Haliburton School of the Arts ♥ MARI Practitioner Training, Shelley Takei ♥ Imago Therapist Training ♥ Personality Dimensions Facilitator Training ♥ Gestalt Training ♥ Transformative Self-Healing Facilitator Training, Deyki Lee Oldershaw

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I belong to the following Professional Associations: ♥ College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) ♥ College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) ♥ Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP) ♥ Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) ♥ Imago Relationships International (IRI) ♥ Imago Therapists Education & Support Group ♥ MARI Canada Co-Ordinator ♥ Assisted Dying Resource and Assessment Service (ADRAS), Hamilton Health Sciences, Community Volunteer Liason ♥ EMDR Canada ♥ EMDR International Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English