Sherry Gaba, LCSW,

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Sherry Gaba Bio

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who has helped hundreds of people

cope with lifelong addictions, including substance abuse, shopping, gambling, food, sex and love, co-

dependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, single parenting and divorce. Sherry appeared on Celebrity

Rehab 3, 4, and 5. She also facilitated life coaching on their subsequent spin off Sober House and

Celebrity Rehab’s Sex Addiction. During 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. Sherry most recently appeared on CNN Headline News as a guest

expert, as well as Inside Edition, where she spoke about Mackenzie Phillip’s who was on Celebrity

Rehab 3. In addition, she appeared on KTLA Channel 5 as an expert on eating disorders and Fox San

Diego News, Better TV, WPIX New York, CNN Prime News, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell on HLN,

Showbiz Tonight, Joy Behar on HLN, the Bio Channel: The Tragic Side of Fame and E!News

discussing Celebrity Rehab and Teen Mom on MTV. Sherry’s book, “The Law of Sobriety” from HCI

Publications is about recovery from addictions and alcoholism and was published in September 2010.

Sherry has also been published in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Women’s World, Los Angeles Times

Blog, New York Post, The Huffington Post, Hollywood Life, Elle On-line, E! On-line, Radar On-line

and the New York Daily News. She has also been a guest with Martha Stewart, Jay Thomas, and

Judith Regan on Sirius XM Radio. Sherry also blogs on, Counselor Magazine, Deepak

Chopra’s, Everyday Health and Renew Magazine. In addition, Sherry hosts The

Brighter Side of Recovery Radio Show on KVTA 1590, a show on self discovery and positive


With over fifteen years of experience as a clinician, Sherry has worked at some of the top rehabilitation

centers around such as the famed Promises Treatment Center in Malibu. Though presently she works at

Soba Recovery Center, Sherry currently dedicates most of her time to her private practice in Westlake

Village, CA and her media career. Sherry is passionate about helping her clients with a supportive

approach to help them resolve problems and change long-standing patterns.

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys), California, Sherry had to learn the art of problem

solving at a young age. At 26, she became a single mother. She had just graduated from college with a

Journalism degree and was not able to pursue her passion for television and radio news to focus on

raising her daughter. Once her daughter was old enough, Sherry made the choice to go back to school

and entered a master’s program and received her Masters of Social Work from the prestigious University

of Southern California. Sherry is also an expert and published author on the subjects of parenting, single

parenting, divorce, and relationships. She is a contributing author to the book “Chicken Soup For the

Soul: Tough Times Tough People” which highlights how a person can follow their dreams and succeed

as Sherry has highlighting her struggles from single parenting to a successful media expert,

psychotherapist, and life coach.

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