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Sherra´ M. White, Ph.D, Psychotherapist

Sherra M White PHDThe Keeper of the Mind

Sherra´ M. White, Ph.D., is a motivational speaker and advocate who openly talks about her journey to becoming a survivor of sexual assault, and motivates others to overcoming their own journeys of trauma and obstacles. Dr. White is currently an Assistant Professor at Pfeiffer University Professor in Marriage & Family Therapy and the Coordinator of the Human Relations program and Substance Abuse Track with Pfeiffer University’s Charlotte campus, and an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University and previously for East Carolina University and Craven Community College. She holds a B.S. in School Health Education with a concentration in Science Education, M.S. in Clinical Counseling & Substance Abuse, M.A.Ed. in Health Education, with and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration from East Carolina University. Dr. White is a Substance Abuse approved Supervisor (CCS-I), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Dr. White has over nine years of teaching and speaking experience. She is a highly sought after presenter and keynote speaker numerous settings including Mental Health and Addiction Conferences, community organizations, organizational workshops, public schools, and universities. She is an author of the publications and her dissertation which include, “The role of an embedded librarian in substance abuse counseling courses: A pilot study”, “The eastern North Carolina safer opioid prescriber’s project: A model continuing medical education workshop”, and “Resilience differences of black Greek-lettered organization members and African American students at predominately white institutions”. She has also presented at local, state and national counseling conventions in the areas of resilience, trauma, micro-aggression, ethnic identity, home-based counseling, internet counseling, HIV/AIDS, addiction and multicultural issues within counseling and higher education.

Dr. White holds memberships with several professional associations which include Eta Sigma Gamma, National Council on Rehabilitation Educators, Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She has received personal honors from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and professional honors ECU Leadership Awards: 40 under 40 Inaugural Class.

Dr. White is an experienced individual, couple, and family therapist. Dr. White specializes in depression and anxiety, child and adolescent behavioral therapy, relationship or marriage counseling, substance abuse counseling, career or vocational counseling, and counselor training & supervision. Dr. Sherra´ White is truly a gifted and talented psychotherapist who has excelled in her field and connects with audiences in a manner that is approachable, practical and impactful!

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