Sherry Fridlund, MA, LP

sherry@affinitypsych.com

Hello! I am Sherry Fridlund. I am a Licensed Psychologist with 26 years’ experience working with children through seniors. I am a Minnesota native, and I enjoy everything from boating to snowmobiling. I received my Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, and I have worked in the metro area ever since. Though I have worked with a wide variety of clients across my career, I have a special interest and passion to serve those individuals who think they may have autism, have been misdiagnosed in the past, and/or who are navigating life as a person with autism.

How I Work

I love helping you problem-solve and learn the skills you need to take the next steps in your life! I offer clients my complete time, attention, and accumulated wisdom in our sessions together, so that you know you have a true partner in your journey. I practice from a strengths-based approach, which means that I am laser-focused on helping you find, know, and celebrate what you’re great at! Then we can use that as the foundation to build additional skills and abilities to help you further your goals. Along the way, I will provide clear and direct instructions for a variety of skills and will work with you to practice these skills in our sessions. Together we will non-judgmentally process your emotions, help you to understand yourself better, and implement the strategies that will move you towards the goals you seek.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I have a long, successful history helping individuals with a wide variety of symptoms and diagnoses. At this point in my career, I am dedicating my clinical efforts to the work that interests me the most, which is supporting those who are on the autism spectrum or think they might be. I have personal experience with family members who have struggled to understand this in themselves and that have been misdiagnosed by others. Those struggles are especially true for women and older adults. I want to utilize my accumulated clinical wisdom and expertise to help individuals on the spectrum better understand themselves and their unique strengths.

Issues I Treat:

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Life Stressors
  • Behavioral Issues

Populations I Serve:

  • Individual Adults
  • Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Children who are 10 and up with Autism and anxiety
  • LGBTQ Individuals.

Professional background:

Education

  • Master’s in counseling, Saint Mary’s University

  • Bachelor’s in psychology, North Central University

Trainings

  • Numerous trainings related to the topics of anxiety, depression, personality disorders and   schizophrenia

  • Specific training related to autism spectrum disorder.

  • Certificate in Telehealth Therapy.

Previous Employment

  • Res Care

  • Health Star Home Health  ( current )

Licensure

  • MN Psychologist, License LP 3367