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Bridge Over River

Find your Best Self With Roots and Wings Counseling/Consultation

Find the balance in your life...

I am a reliable and experienced Counselor, who specializes in working with individuals and professionals who are ready to be empowered and make positive life changes. I believe each of us deserves to live a more awake, happy, and beautiful life. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and learn how to reach your full potential.

My Story

My name is Sherry NeSmith and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Nurse in Washington State.   I have been a health care professional for over 45 years.  I have been in private practice as an LMHC for 25 years.   Working with a variety of tools, I will help you explore new ways to reconnect with joy in your life.   Together, we can  work to quiet your thoughts and build new responses to stress.


Accepting most Major Insurance including Apple Care, Medicare WA, and EAP Programs.    
Currently seeing individuals 18 yo and over. 

Neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ individuals welcome in this practice.


Bridge Over River

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take charge of how we respond to certain situations. I often remind my clients and myself that self compassion is the most important ingredient in creating a healthy and satisfied life.  With my coaching sessions, you’ll learn about radical acceptance and ways that you might reclaim your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.

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Thought-Based Approach

Help for Your Life

I offer a variety of life coaching and counseling services that will nurture your spirit, help you overcome personal challenges, and allow you to achieve your individual life goals. Work is individualized and may include Cognitive/Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness skills, Relaxation and Stress Reduction exercises, Poly-Vagal work, and other modalities.  Contact me to start your  journey today.

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Life Coaching Session

Life coaching is a process that helps individuals identify and meet personal and professional goals.   Life has become far more complicated in the last fifty years and families and support systems are often separated by distance and/or time.  Asking for help is one of the skills that we all need to hone, especially as we grow and encounter new situations or grapple with past situations.   A life coach can help you identify strengths and growing edges so that you can find fulfillment in work and love.  I use tools that will help you learn to practicing new behaviors and travel new roads in your journey to find fulfillment.    Combining life coaching with therapeutic intervention and understanding, we can work collaboratively to create the life and the relationships that you desire.   It is important to understand that a Licensed Therapist can provide both therapy and coaching but a Life Coach is not licensed to provide therapy.    I find that I often cross and recross that thin line as the therapeutic partnership develops with a client, allowing us to glean the benefit of both modalities.

Finding Balance

It has been suggested that individuals are most likely to effect change in their lives when they feel safe and understood.  Although I try to help you find solutions to present dilemmas, it is clear that past experiences and messages inform our lives.   We will work together to bring the past and the present into focus and congruence.   I use many tools to help you identify and achieve your goals in therapy.     Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills include:  Identifying Mistaken Messages/Irrational Thought Processes, Thought Restructuring, Reframing, and Scripting.   As an RN, I am in a unique position to help you learn ways to use Poly-Vagal Theory/Neuroscience to help you understand how to regulate your body and your brain for a more balanced life.   We will also work with Relaxation Skills,  simple breathing exercises, Progressive Relaxation, Guided Imagery, and other Mindfulness skills that can move you toward lasting change.


Career Coaching Session

This service is a favorite among many of my clients, especially healthcare workers, as it is often times one of the keys to a happier, healthier life.  Managing the stress from one's job is crucial if we hope to have healthy relationships with our peers, our co-workers and our loved ones.   One of the keys to finding that healthy relationship is cultivating self-compassion to enrich our lives and our relationships. I will partner with you to help you find the balance between work and the rest of your life!!

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Raymond Carver

And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.

My Education and Background

I began my career working in NY as an Avocation Instructor for adults with Cerebral Palsy.   When I moved to the West Coast, I attended Nursing School and spent the next fifteen years working in Hospital ICU/CCU's, Oncology, and Psychiatric Units, eventually shifting into Public Health and completing my Masters Degree in Counseling at Seattle University.  Along the way, I wandered a bit, driving a local ambulance, contracting with DCFS as a Social Worker with the Foster Care system, working with healthcare professionals to improve their workplaces, and teaching a number of programs through grants and public agencies.  I also raised a family and am the parent of two wonderful adults who remain a big part of my life.  I am now fully and gratefully settled in my private practice in Port Townsend, WA.



Schedule a Session

360   379-9107

Currently limited availability for new clientele.  
Please note that I see most of my current clients through teletherapy and do not see a time in the near future when I will return to seeing the majority of clients in my office.  Exceptions are made at my discretion.

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