Expert Interview: Sherry Gaba on Relationships and Addiction: Unhealthy Patterns and How We Form Healthier Attachments
Sherry Gaba, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist, Life Coach
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who helps people cope with lifelong addictions, including substance abuse, shopping, gambling, food, sex and love, co-dependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, single parenting and divorce. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, Sherry had to learn the art of problem-solving at a young age. After graduating from college with a Journalism degree, she became a single mother. Once her daughter was old enough, Sherry returned to school and received her Masters of Social Work from the prestigious University of Southern California.
Sherry appeared on Vh1’s ground-breaking docu-reality TV series, Celebrity Rehab 3, 4, and 5. She also facilitated life coaching on the show’s spin-off series, Sober House and Celebrity Rehab’s Sex Addiction. During the filming of the series, Sherry used her trademark sensitivity and compassion to help troubled cast members as they transitioned into their new sober lives with psychotherapy and life coaching tips. Most recently Sherry appeared on the Robert Irvine Show helping struggling families navigate through the disease of addiction.
As a leading expert on addiction and recovery, Sherry’s TV appearances include: CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, KTLA Channel 5, Fox San Diego News, Better TV, WPIX New York, CNN Prime News, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, HLN’s Showbiz Tonight and Joy Behar, the Bio Channel: The Tragic Side of Fame, and E! News, among others.
Sherry has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Women’s World, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, The Huffington Post, Hollywood Life, Elle On-line, E! On-line, Radar Online and the New York Daily News, among other leading publications. She has also been a guest on the SiriusXM radio shows hosted by Martha Stewart, Jay Thomas, and Judith Regan.
In September 2010, HCI Publishing released Sherry’s best-selling book, The Law of Sobriety which addressed recovery from addictions and alcoholism the lens of the Law of Attraction concepts. About Sherry’s award-winning debut, Deepak Chopra wrote: “The Law of Sobriety is a masterpiece. It will help millions of people who are struggling in recovery. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to lead a sober, sane and creative life.” Her second book, released in February 2018, The Marriage and Relationship Junkie: Kicking Your Obsession With Relationship and Learn to Love Living With Yourself, Sherry addresses love and sex addiction. She is a contributing author to the book, Chicken Soup For the Soul: Tough Times Tough People.
With over fifteen years of experience as a clinician, Sherry has worked at some of the top rehabilitation centers, including Promises Treatment Center and Soba Recovery Center in Malibu. Currently, Sherry maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, is developing a TV series about co-dependency and addiction, is Editor of Recovery Today Magazine, and hosts the Recovery Today Series online summit.
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