Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life Coach
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who helps people cope with codependency, addictions, trauma, and mental health issues. Sherry is a single mother and once her daughter was old enough, Sherry returned to school to receive her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.
As a leading expert on addiction and recovery, Sherry’s TV appearances include: Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab, CNN, Inside Edition, the Robert Irvine Show and Access Live, E! News, among others. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Women’s World, the LA Times, Thrive Global, the New York Post, Marriage.com and other leading publications. She has also been a guest on many SiriusXM radio shows.
Sherry is the author of the best-selling book, Infinite Recovery, which addresses recovery from addiction and alcoholism through the lens of the Law of Attraction. Sherry is also the author of Love Smacked, in which Sherry addresses relationship addiction and codependency, and is a contributing writer to the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times Tough People.
Sherry maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, is Editor of Recovery Today Magazine, and founder of Wake-Up Recovery an online group coaching program that applies the principals of positive psychology, law of attraction, and mindfulness for codependents and addicts in recovery.
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When you graduated with a degree in Psychology or Social Work or became certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor back in the day, the general consensus was there were basically two options for employment after you graduated: either work for an agency or go into private practice. Within those...Read
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The Law of Sobriety takes the principles of the Law of Attraction and puts them to work for the specific purpose of helping individuals recover from their addictions, whatever that addiction might be, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, co-dependency, love or shopping. However, in order...Read
by Sherry Gaba & Beth Adelman After Rihanna and Alanis Morissette and Amber Smith and Rachel...Read
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