Valerie Sher, PhD, Psychologist in Redwood City
When coping styles or life experiences challenge our ability to navigate the world, we often need a guide to help get a different perspective and learn new skills. Chronic distressful emotions/stress, burnout, negative inner dialogue, communication and relationship problems, problematic conflict styles, unmet needs/desires, trauma symptoms, and other difficulties lead to emotional distress and disease. Decode your emotions, manage stress/anxiety, cultivate wisdom, move from depression to finding your passion, resolve grief/trauma and help reclaim your joy, transform unhealthy habits, improve relationships while focusing on what's meaningful for a lifetime of self-awareness and acceptance.
We get wounded in relationship, we get healed in relationship. My specialty focuses on relational health and the body's ability to manage stress, anxiety, rest, and be in healthy relationship with ourself/others -- relationship/sexuality, trauma resolution (sexual/physical abuse, early bonding issues, shock trauma), anxiety/stress, grief/loss.
I use an eclectic approach that accesses the mind/body/spirit for a holistic approach to wellness. Tops down (cognitive/wisdom approaches), bottoms up (body symptoms/sensations, emotions, the unconscious) to discover parts of the psyche that want expression while holding the spiritual aspects of human existence and meaning making.
Call or Email Valerie Sher for a free consultation now - (408) 659-6645


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: PSY23292 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $190 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Valerie Sher's Groups

Embodied Inquiry

A group for singles and couples cultivating the truth and intimacy of the present moment through authentic movement, self-inquiry practices, and mindfulness-based present-moment focused group process. Learn how to speak from the present moment, deepen your awareness of the processes that guide your behavior and thought patterns, take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, practice cultivating deep intimacy and compassionate listening.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Mood Disorders


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017
Valerie Sher, PhD, Psychologist in Redwood City

Valerie Sher

Psychologist, PhD