AE & Therapy: How does it help?

Monday, February 20th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern

The AE Alliance Support Network is excited to present AE & Therapy: How does it help? with Sherry Berbit, RN, MS, CARN.

Is this presentation right for you?

  • Are you curious about the potential benefits of meeting with a therapist?
  • Do you wonder how a therapy session might be structured?
  • Would it be helpful to hear about the experiences of others who have met with a therapist?
  • Do you have specific questions you would like answered?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, you do not want to miss AE & Therapy: How does it help?


What’s unique about AE & Therapy: How does it help?

Our Presenter

Sherry was diagnosed with encephalitis in 1994. The recovery period was long and difficult but eventually she was able to resume her career with the experience of having survived a life changing illness. Although she doesn’t remember the details from the initial diagnosis, she does remember the fear she felt, not only for her personal health but also for her family (husband & two teenage children), suddenly her caregivers. Within the past year she was referred several encephalitis survivors, providing them with counseling from first-hand knowledge and experience.

Our Topic

AE & Therapy: How Does It Help? is a heart-to-heart discussion from an encephalitis survivor with 46 years of experience as a nurse. Sherry has primarily worked with chemically dependent and psychiatric patients in a regional medical center and in private practice. The purpose is to provide a better understanding of AE & therapy and to empower you to take control and explore the benefits of partnering with a mental healthcare professional. This is not about AE diagnosis or treatment.

Working with these people has been some of the most rewarding counseling experiences of my career. When I was ill and in the process of recovery, the services available to some today were not available to me. I worked very hard on my own, teaching myself to speak and function again. Although I will never be the same person I was prior to encephalitis, I believe the experience has deepened my awareness and ability to help others in similar circumstances. I hope to be able to share my perspective with others going through their own recovery.

Sherry Berbit

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Type: Support Group Meeting - Speaker via Zoom