Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who helps people cope with lifelong addictions, including substance abuse, shopping, gambling, food, sex and love, co-dependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, single parenting, and divorce. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, Sherry had to learn the art of problem-solving at a young age. After graduating from college with a Journalism degree, she became a single mother. Once her daughter was old enough, Sherry returned to school and received her Masters of Social Work from the prestigious University of Southern California.
Sherry appeared on Vh1’s ground-breaking docu-reality TV series, Celebrity Rehab, Sober House and Celebrity Rehab’s Sex Addiction. During the filming of the series, Sherry used her trademark sensitivity and compassion to help troubled cast members as they transitioned into their new sober lives with psychotherapy and life coaching tips. Most recently Sherry appeared on the Robert Irvine Show helping struggling families navigate through the disease of addiction.
Sherry has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Women’s World, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, The Huffington Post, Hollywood Life, Elle Online, E! Online, Radar Online, and the New York Daily News, among other leading publications. She has also been a guest on the SiriusXM radio shows hosted by Martha Stewart, Jay Thomas, and Judith Regan.
Sherry's first book has been endorsed by Deepak Chopra who wrote: “Infinite Recovery:6 Steps of Mindfulness, Positive Thinking, and the Law of Attraction to Break Free from Addiction" is a masterpiece. It will help millions of people who are struggling in recovery. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to lead a sober, sane and creative life.” In March 2020, Author's Place Press published, "Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to find Everlasting Love" in which Sherry addresses codependency and love addiction. She is a contributing author to the book, Chicken Soup For the Soul: Tough Times Tough People.
With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, Sherry has worked at some of the top rehabilitation centers, including Promises Treatment Center and Soba Recovery Center in Malibu. Currently, Sherry maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, CA and facilitates an online group coaching program at https://wakeuprecovery.com/become-a-member-co1/
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