Associated Colleagues & Sandstone Training Staff
Sheri Bardos, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Sheri Bardos opened private practice Bardos Psychological Services.
My goal is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. Some people think therapy takes years to complete, but if I am doing my job right, you will start seeing breakthrough changes within just a few sessions of working with me. I can state this with confidence because I have experienced it myself and with countless clients. I am passionate about helping each client achieve his or her potential.
- Wishing you could set goals for yourself and achieve them?
- Do you know the difference between dating the right or wrong people?
- Want to create a relationship full of love and passion?
- Do you want to know the secrets to raising happy children?
- Wishing you could experience more peace and joy in life?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, check out Dr. Bardos’ website for more information or to schedule an appointment at Bardos Psychological Services:
Vicky Genia, Psy.D., Sandstone Supervisor/ Consultant
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
I spent my professional career working in college mental health and have extensive experience treating the wide range of problems and concerns that are typical of a university population. I have particular expertise in psychodynamic psychology, which I have studied extensively both formally and informally. Additionally, I have done research and published a book, as well as a number of articles, in the Psychological Study of Religion.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I earned my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Northern Colorado. My doctoral training was built on a foundation of Humanistic Psychology, which continues to be a cornerstone for my approach to psychotherapy. I believe that the relationship between the client and a compassionate, empathically attuned therapist is central to the client’s emotional healing and psychological growth.
After completing my doctoral training, I provided psychological services for over a decade to students at the American University Counseling Center in Washington, D.C. During that time, my theoretical orientation evolved into a relational psychodynamic approach that integrates the core principles of humanistic psychology with those of object relations and intersubjective psychoanalysis. I had the privilege of working in a thriving psychodynamic community within which I had the opportunity to immerse myself in psychoanalytic psychology and provide long-term, intensive psychotherapy at the university counseling center and in private practice.
After moving from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, I was hired at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) where I worked for 12 years before retiring. Since CAPS provides time-limited psychotherapy, I learned to adjust my approach to fit the center’s model of brief therapy and crisis intervention. Although I still approach my work from a psychodynamic perspective, I also integrate ideas and interventions from Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Supportive Psychotherapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology. However, I consider these approaches along with psychopharmacological interventions to be adjuncts to psychotherapy rather than primary methods of treatment.
Although I appreciate the benefits and contributions of other approaches, my personal experience and over 30 years of clinical experience has convinced me that a time-unlimited, psychodynamic approach to therapy is most likely to result in the healing of deep emotional wounds and subsequent elimination or significant reduction in symptoms and maladaptive behavior. I view the therapist as the containing companion in the search through memory and am comfortable working with a wide range of mental health issues.
I grew up on Long Island, New York. I also lived in Colorado and Washington, D.C. before moving to Henderson in 2002. I love to travel, have visited all 50 states, and enjoy spending time in Europe during the summers. My son and daughter-in-law also live in Henderson and my first grandchild is the joy of my life. I spend as much time as possible with my grandson. I am also an avid reader, love to watch football, and am a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.