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Elizabeth Sherwood, RN ANP

A Passion for seeing you Flourish

My primary approach is working with you to identify your challenges, your strengths and the steps that resonate with you to move towards a whole hearted, healthy you. Together we will begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together. I believe that mind/body are one and health and healing include the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural aspects that are relevant to you. Our work will include identifying your challenges and strengths, what is working and what isn’t working and next steps. Some of the tools that I use include counseling and coaching, problem solving, navigation including what may be available in your local area, nutrition, dealing with work concerns, physical activity and movement therapies, expressive therapies as well as the mindfulness and positive psychology. I also address mood concerns including anxiety, uncertainty, insomnia and depression.

"When you get to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of the two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” 
- Edward Teller

Integrating Education and Knowledge

My background as a nurse practitioner in medical oncology gives me a strong foundation, understanding and compassion for your experience as well as access to oncology experts and research. I understand the challenges that both physical symptoms like pain, fatigue, body changes and emotional symptoms present. My background in mental health and cultural anthropology gives me the infrastructure and understanding of the importance of the individual’s way of seeing and ways of being in helping you connect the pieces that work best for you. My background in yoga, massage and the transformative power of integrative therapies give me a strong foundation in understanding the benefit of including a variety of approaches to moving toward healing and improving health. I have long valued the importance of the patient perspective, self-awareness and intuition. The support you want helps you to re-connect with your self after a life transforming experience. The support you want may be the opportunity to emotionally vent, to deal with fear and uncertainty, to be able to discuss sadness and grief. We move together helping you to establish new emotional and physical health behaviors; always with the understanding that “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” (Stuart Scott, ESPY Awards, July 2015)

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