Sherri Rainingbird, LMFT

Sherri Rainingbird is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CT and NY. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and certification from the CT Center for Gestalt Therapy.  She earned her BSBA at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Sherri is also certified in EMDR II, Gestalt, Hypnosis, Energy Medicine, and Sexual Assault Crisis Support.  She is a Master Shamanic Reiki Practitioner. 

Sherri offers a solid therapeutic environment of safety, skill, compassion, collaboration, artfulness, respect, humor and success for over 22 years in practice – and is excited to support YOU!

Sherri Rainingbird, LMFT creatively responds to the individual needs of each client, couple, and family she supports. Blending Eastern Philosophy, yogic wisdom, Western psychology, trauma release techniques, mindfulness practices, neuroplasticity and brain health, EMDR, Integrative Breath-work, energy medicine, Gestalt, and ceremony.  Sherri was one of the first practitioners in CT to blend traditional western psychology and energy healing in a psychotherapeutic setting.

Honoring the individual’s innate ability to gain clarity, transform, heal and thrive when given the correct circumstances, motivation, support, and guidance.  Sherri approaches the therapeutic relationship as a creative, collaborative, inspiring, and empowering journey unique to each individual, couple and family. The client’s journey is an inward exploration of honoring one’s experiences, releasing traumas, shifting perceptions, healing, making self and life-affirming choices, opening passion and creativity, communicating effectively and authentically to enjoy the inner calm and joy of living consciously.

Sometimes the initial goal is simply to gain relief from the chronic stress and grind of life.  Physical symptoms, conflict, stagnation, or just a sense of “being tired of being overwhelmed” may be the catalyst for starting therapy.  Helping you to set realistic goals, dig-in. and enjoy success in a process that is structured AND organic; as both are essential to transformation, human nature and healthy relationship to self, others, and our communities. 

Sherri’s post-graduate work focused on substance use disorder, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, addiction and family recovery, and chronic pain and illness.  She also assisted families in adopting internationally in assessment, adjustment, and cultural integration.  She has worked in treatment facilities, clinics, primary and integrative medical practices and in private practice in CT, NY, NM, and FL. 

In both her training and post-graduate work, Sherri saw the impact, cost, limitations, and health risks to individuals, couples, and families who suffer from unresolved trauma, substance abuse, limited communication, and coping skills, negative patterns and perceptions and over-extended lives.

She has participated in Indigenous healing ceremony and facilitates transformational retreats and workshops. Sherri has offered EMDR for over a decade with her client’s experiencing long-lasting results.

Having co-facilitated Kripalu’s Inner Quest Intensive for eight years, Sherri is forever grateful for how this continues to enrich her client’s healing journey in a foundation of compassion, awareness, acceptance, and empowerment.

Supporting Individuals, Couples, and Families


Couples Counseling          

Trauma and PTSD                  



Grief and Loss

Empowering Women of All Ages

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