About

The Foundation for Learning and Inspiring Health and Healing (FLIHH) is a dream realized for founder Sheri Damon, LMHC. Building on her effective and successful practice formerly known as Alternative Consultation, Counseling and Training (ACCT), FLIHH will continue to strive to achieve the highest standards in behavioral health care, training and consultation through a mind-body focused approach incorporating proven strategies to achieve overall wellness. Inspired by the ``Butterfly Effect`` each small change made by the people who experience FLIHH will have a positive impact on him/her and the world around us!

Who We Are

FLIHH is a destination where services for women, children & adolescents, employers and employees, counselors and families, through mind, body and spirit can learn strategies to promote wellness or recover from illness in an environment that aligns with our values to be more in sync with nature, our planet, what impacts our bodies, what fosters growth and contentment. We exist to create an opportunity for effective therapies, experiential learning, connection, resilience and positive focus to come together.

Services

FLIHH provides a range of services to adults, adolescents and families, as well as businesses, schools, and treatment facilities. FLIHH’s goal is to enhance, strengthen and/or provide alternatives in advancing mental wellness through:

  • Behavioral health care services
  • Retreats and workshops
  • Professional development

Who We Serve

  • Businesses can refresh, motivate and improve their staff dynamics and emotional health.
  • Educational staff can acquire techniques and effective strategies for working with students with a variety of mental heath needs, learning styles, motivational needs and interests.
  • Families can learn how to work together to resolve complex illnesses such as Eating Disorders and Tech Addiction
  • Kids and young adults can reach their goals while working with a caring and connected team familiar to them.
  • Women can resolve issues with eating, body image, anxiety and depression.

Welcome our newest staff members!

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Andrea Szebeni, MS, RD, LD/N

 

As a Registered Dietitian, Andrea provides client focused nutrition therapy to empower individuals in the recovery process of any eating disorder. Andrea caters to changing both men and women’s relationship with food in a unique approach, which equips her clients through all phases in the progression of their own personal recovery. She has a diversified background working with athletes suffering from the physical pressures, along with clients struggling with food, body image and self-acceptance, as it is related to food.

 

Andrea holds a Masters of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University and is currently finishing her work on a Doctorate degree in Health Psychology, specializing in eating disorders. Andrea has developed several successful eating disorder programs across the country working as a private consultant and even owned her own center in Boca Raton, Florida. Her philosophy has been established with the intent to understand each individual, their eating disorder struggles and the most effective nutrition approach for all clients.

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Look for Jessy at FLIHH!

 

Jessy has been with FLIHH and Butterflihh Farm since November 2017 as Sheri’s office assistant, farm hand, and jack of all trades! Jessica graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Science, and spent ten years working as a microbiologist in the biotech industry. But it was never a good fit for her, so a year ago she quit her career to go back to school to be a veterinary technician. She is currently attending Massasoit Community College for an Associate’s in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, with the goal of going into large animal or wildlife medicine. She lives on a farm with her partner Nate, two cats, two dogs, and a whole mess of farm animals!

 

Looking for her at FLIHH? She’s usually either at her desk in the waiting area, or out back slinging hay to our goats and the mini horse!

Meet Sheri Damon, LMHC

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FLIHH founder Sheri Damon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 28 years of experience working with women, children, and families and has consulted or trained in a number of professional arenas. Damon is an expert in treating eating disorders,  technology addiction and healthy technology use, women experiencing distress with child rearing/child behavior difficulties, as well as relationship issues and caretaking stressors.
Damon brings a unique perspective for working with people across the lifespan. All these experiences have inspired creative interventions, a cognitive-behavioral, “mind and body” approach to therapy, and attention to the numerous intervening life factors in healing.

 

Damon’s critically acclaimed “Power to Re-Connect” presentation is heavily sought after for parent events, as well as school and professional organizational training.

Damon’s expertise lies in the treatment of:

  • Technology addiction with a focus on developing and maintaining healthy relationships with technology
  • Eating disorder recovery
  • Developing behavioral intervention plans
  • Decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression through cognitive, behavioral, and mind-body techniques

Affiliations & Education

  • Adjunct Professor Cambridge College School of Professional Counseling
  • Leadership Team Member of the Cape & Island Family Support Network link to http://capeandislandsfsn.com
  • Board Member of the South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists.
  • Member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association  and maintains a strong working relationship with a number of professionals, local schools and a variety of state agencies.
  • Damon’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. level training from Northeastern University, and a B.A. from Clark University.