Sherry Walling

Dr. Sherry Walling helps high achieving people navigate painful and complex experiences. She is a clinical psychologist, podcaster, author, yoga teacher, and mental health advocate. Her forthcoming book, Touching Two Worlds, will be published by Sounds True in July of 2022. Part memoir, part reflection on her years as a trauma psychologist, Dr. Walling explores grief in the aftermath of losing her father to cancer and brother to suicide. Her podcast, ZenFounder, has been called a “must listen” by both Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. Dr. Walling is an expert in trauma, stress and burnout and her research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Traumatic Stress. Her work is informed by the “street smarts” of someone who has lived a lot of life. She's experienced poverty, grown wealth, been an athlete, bagged groceries, travelled the world, spent a year in West Africa, had children, sat with dying people, and spent time with people from all walks of life. Dr. Walling is graduate of the University of California, Davis and Fuller School of Psychology. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and master’s degrees in both psychology and theology. She completed research fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine and the National Center for PTSD in Boston. She’s held teaching appointments 5 academic institutions including the University of California, San Francisco, and Boston University School of Medicine. Sherry and her husband, Rob, reside in Minneapolis with their children. She teaches yoga classes, loves to paddleboard, and has been known to occasionally perform as a circus aerialist.


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