JOY HART BROWN, MSW LCSW
Joy was raised in West Palm Beach Florida and visited Sheridan for the first time in 1991. In 1996, she decided to make Sheridan her home.
Joy has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wyoming and a master's degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. She has 20 years of experience in human services. Her experience includes work with youth and families, children and adults with disabilities, trauma survivors, and those struggling with substance abuse.
Joy uses a person-centered approach to therapy where positive regard and empathy are the foundations of the therapeutic relationship. She believes that we all have the innate ability to make positive change and it is the therapist's responsibility to collaboratively evoke change.
JULI WALLIN-FISGUS, MSW LCSW
Juli is originally from Shell, Wyoming and has lived in Sheridan since 1996. She attended the University of Wyoming, where she received her bachelor's and master's degree in Social Work.
Juli has worked for 20 years in human services. She has served varied populations to include children and adolescents, families, couples, adults dealing with serious and persistent mental illness, and addiction recovery. She has additional training in Trauma-Focused Art Therapy as well as other interventions that address trauma recovery.
Juli believes that by the time a person seeks therapy, they have struggled with their problems for quite some time. She affirms that it takes courage to finally reach out and ask for help.
DEANNE LEDERER, MA, LPC, Registered Play Therapist™
After spending more than twenty years in corporate human resources management, Deanne realized her passion for individual counseling and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Adams State University in 2019. Deanne’s counseling approach is based on her philosophy that all individuals are whole, resourceful, and naturally creative beings who desire connection and purpose. She feels it is a privilege to walk alongside her clients as they move through life’s challenges.
Deanne’s professional practice is focused on working with children, adolescents, and parents. She conducts most of her work within the therapeutic playroom setting utilizing play as a means to help children explore self and develop healthy solutions to a variety of challenges.
Deanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University and a graduate certificate in Professional and Executive Coaching from The University of Texas at Dallas. Deanne and her family were delighted to return to small town living and become part of the Sheridan community in 2014.
DORIE LAWSON, MA, PPC
Dorie grew up in Massachusetts, spent more than a decade in Maine, and has been connected to Sheridan since 1994. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Middlebury College and her master’s in counseling from Wake Forest University.
After working in business and the arts for many years, Dorie brings a variety of life experiences to her practice as a counselor. She believes strongly in the value of trust and the therapeutic relationship. She uses a person-centered approach and strives to help clients access their own strengths and supports to navigate life’s challenges. She has completed trainings in ACT Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 1.
CODY BROWN, Office Manager and Good Boy
As OMGB, Cody brings a kind and calm presence to the office. His job duties include greeting visitors, napping, or watching as staff eat lunch. He also enjoys assisting Joy in therapy sessions.
Cody's canine philosophy that he puts into action daily: It is OK to thrive on attention and we all deserve to be loved.