Sherry Yam, LCSW

(EMDRIA Foundation Approved CIT for the Racial Equity Support Initiative recipients)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

With Sherry's passion in fostering mental health provider diversity and retention, Sherry provides EMDR and STAIR (Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation) consultations nationally, specializing in training therapists to deliver trauma informed evidence-based treatment for BIPOC/AANHPI Veterans and civilians. When she’s not teaching, she is involved in PTSD and Neurosciences research.

Education & Experience

Sherry earned her MSW specializing in Military Social Work in 2013 from University of Southern California, where she earned her internship experience at a VA Grant & Per Diem program in Hollywood, CA for Post 9-11 combat homeless veterans. She has worked with Asian Refugees, Immigrants, young adults of immigrant parents who suffered from generational trauma, cultural identity and other chronic mental health condition. Sherry received her trauma training from the National Center for PTSD and the EMDR Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Sherry is currently appointed the Coordinator for the NorCal Chapter - Trauma Recovery/ EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. Sherry is affiliated with the ISTSS (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) as a Traditional Chinese / Cantonese to English Translator.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • Cantonese
  • English


  • Aetna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth