My name is Sherry Norman and I am a Licensed Masters level Social Worker servicing all age groups, but specializing in children and adolescents. I received my Bachelors degree from Calvin College and my Masters from the University of Michigan. I have extensive experience working with victims of child sexual abuse and minority populations. I have also worked in a variety of settings including home-based, school social work and outpatient therapy. I especially enjoy working with children and families experiencing anxiety, depression and mood disorders, school issues, adjustment disorder, trauma recovery, parenting, ADHD, and grief/loss.
My husband and I have been married since 1991 and we have three daughters. I am thankful to be able to actively volunteer at my church and my children’s Christian school. Some of the opportunities I currently enjoy are singing in the Praise Team and being the president of the school’s Parent’s Club. I have taken on many leadership and teaching roles in the past including: Sunday school teacher, GEMS coordinator, Youth group leader, and VBS. My next adventure is working to develop a middle-school Pre-Profession of Faith class in our church.
The resume info aside, I believe that God has generously blessed me with a Christian upbringing and a Godly husband. When my husband was diagnosed with a serious form of cancer in 2008, I needed to rely on God for guidance and strength to face overwhelming personal challenges. I know that trails and pain help to develop Godly character and I believe that I am called to be one who walks beside those who are hurting. I believe that God has blessed me with spiritual gifts as well as a desire to express mercy and compassion to others. I am thankful to work in a Christian setting that allows me to weave my faith, personal experiences, and formal education together, while fulfilling my passion to help hurting children, adults and families.
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Sherry can be reached at the Southwest Clinic of Pine Rest by calling (616) 222-3700.