Sheri Damon | LMHC
FLIHH Founder & President
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 care taking 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.
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.
Amanda Kravitz, LICSW
Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at SUNY Oswego and her master’s degree in Social Work at Binghamton University. With work in various settings such as PHP, IOP, and transitional in-home care, Amanda is able to help her clients identify their needs at all stages of their personal journey.
Katie Murphy Gordon, LCSW
Katie Murphy Gordon is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree from Simmons College in Boston MA. She has experience as a Mental Health practitioner working with a wide demographic in a variety of settings. She is also a Massachusetts State licensed horseback riding instructor and is certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Int’l) as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.
Stephani Spencer, LCSW
A South Shore native, Stephani earned her Bachelors of Social Work at Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago and her Masters of Social Work at Simmons University in Boston. She works with high school students, helping them navigate mental health challenges while finding success in school. Stephani enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and adults working through anxiety, depression and significant life transitions/events.
Jessy Billman, Farmhand & Veterinary Student
Jessy has been with FLIHH and Butterflihh Farm since November 2017 as Sheri’s office assistant, farmhand, 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.
Kate Whalen, Office Assistant
Kate grew up in Onset where she went to Wareham High school. She has worked in customer service for 15 years. In her free time she loves to ride her horse, a Appaloosa/paint/draft cross named Mick that she has owned for 4 years now. Kate currently lives in Wareham with her boyfriend, dog and 2 cats (one of which is paralyzed from the waist down). She believes having animals around brings relaxation and peace.