Rex Sheridan M.F.T.
Rex Sheridan received his bachelor’s degree in therapeutic and community psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1999 and his masters in marriage and family therapy from the Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA in 2004. After working with several different client populations, including families with special needs, youth in the delinquency and foster systems, couples, and transitional age youth in residential and alternative living settings; Rex began to focus and specialize in relational trauma and supporting young adults navigating the dependency system. After completing his license in 2007, Rex served as the clinical director at San Pasqual Academy, a residential education program for foster youth, for the next 14 years. During this time, recognizing the importance and need for training and public awareness of the impact of trauma, Rex began creating content and presenting professional development workshops for a wide range of professionals including parents/caregivers, educators, mental and medical health professionals, managers/administrators, and other professionals within the social services system. Rex has presented professional development workshops on a variety topics including the understanding and application of trauma informed care, the neurobiology of stress, self-care and compassion fatigue, self-harm and suicidality, using games to teach social-emotional learning, and working effectively with transitional age youth.
Throughout Rex’s professional career, he has made it a priority to listen, continue learning, and adapt his knowledge and content as needed to fit the specific needs of those that he works with and for. His preferred training style includes a combination of traditional teaching methods, collective dialogue, experiential engagement activities, and practical application of content to benefit all different types of multi-sensory learners. His experience providing many years of clinical supervision, facilitating workshops for a wide range of professionals, contributing to the development of caregivers and clinicians, and connecting directly with hundreds of youth and young adults gives him a unique perspective in supporting the T.A.Y. community.