Clinical and Coaching Practice
Hi, I’m Dr. Sherry Helgoe. I’m a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have over 22 years of experience working with adults and couples, and I utilize the most well researched and empirically validated theories of psychology to bring resolution to the challenges you are currently facing. I am particularly drawn to Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused approaches in treatment to help individuals and couples not only identify their short-term and long-term goals but to transform their insights into decisive action.
In addition to my work as a psychologist, I am an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology for both on-campus and online Zoom platform, where I teach graduate students who are studying and training to become therapists themselves. Utilizing Adult Learning Theory,
Years ago, I discovered my passion as a Career Coach, and with the education and training I completed to obtain my license as a Professional Clinical Counselor, I now utilize implementable strategies to move you forward in life, both personally and professionally. Whether you want to excel in your current profession, explore a different career, or start your own business, I can help you identify the concrete steps to get you moving towards your goal. Above all, I use strength-based assessments, along with career and personality assessments, to help you gain greater self-awareness of your strengths and abilities.
For the past 12-years, I have been providing business coaching and training seminars within the mortgage, title, and real estate industries to strategize more effective ways of communicating based on the principles of the solution-focused theory, which was initially developed and applied as a counseling approach for treatment. Six strategies are utilized within my coaching and training programs. They include increasing self-awareness, applying effective communication strategies, boosting confidence, gaining perspective, moving out of your comfort zone, leveraging a strengths-based approach, and increasing your profits.
As a college professor for 15 years, I have expertise in teaching and training and make corporate learning both impactful and engaging by applying Adult Learning Theory. This approach highlights the distinct ways in which adults best respond to learning and how to apply the concepts in your daily life, instead of concluding with a general understanding of a specific topic. I will train you on how to take practical strategies to solve your challenges at work more effectively.
No matter what kind of work we do together, I believe in a collaborative relationship, and I will utilize my expertise and experience to develop the best course of action for your specific goals.
Dr. Sherry Helgoe is available to meet with you across the US through an online video platform. Please call me at 714-783-8500 for a free 20-minute consultation. I am happy to answer any questions you have about my coaching or therapy approaches.
Sherry Helgoe earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University and her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School for Clinical Psychology and teaches both on campus in Irvine and online. She has received a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intensive Certificate and was trained by Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli to become a Certified Mindfulness Educator, integrating mindfulness training with traditional stress management techniques. She is also a Myer-Briggs (MBTI®) Certified Practitioner who can use this Assessment as a tool to make the theory of personality understandable and useful in her clients’ lives. Her professional experience includes working as a Member Health Educator for a major Southern California HMO teaching a psychology-based weight management 16-week series and classes on Depression Education & Prevention, Stress Management with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and How to Successfully Parent Your Child/Teen. She also has worked as a Social Worker at College Psychiatric Hospital and provided treatment for inpatient adults, teenagers and their families. In addition, Sherry was a High School Counselor and Adjunct Professor at Santiago Canyon College. Sherry is licensed in the State of California. License Numbers: LMFT 38590 and LPCC 1642.