"I love my sessions with Sherise and she is helping me navigate the transitions in my life in a healthy way."

"I was able to be paired with a therapist of color, which is extremely hard to find I feel. She is able to relate to me, my identity, and in return, I am very comfortable and open to sharing my experiences with her. She is amazing and has greatly contributed to my mental health development! Mrs. Sherise Swensen is the best!"

Sherise Swensen, MSW, LCSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker treating mental health conditions at Avance Primary Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

She completed her Master of Social Work degree through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience working with adults and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, perinatal issues, life transitions, grief, and chronic health conditions in a variety of settings, such as inpatient hospitals, crisis centers, in-home, and outpatient clinics.

Sherise strongly believes in authenticity and living life in accordance with one’s own values. She pulls from several evidence-based modalities, including ACT, DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing to help identify one’s own values, increase mindfulness, and work towards positive change. Sherise also believes in an integrative, person-centered approach to mental health and focuses on meeting the individual where they are.

Mrs. Swensen has been a resident of Durham for almost 10 years and enjoys exploring the Bull City with her husband and rambunctious toddler. She enjoys working with her hands, a good story in any media type, and finding new coffee and boba shops around the Triangle.

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