Owner of Life in Balance Therapy, Author, and ACT Educator.

Dr. Sheri Turrell, C. Psych

Sheri came to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy somewhat accidentally. After a ten-year career as a Registered Nurse, followed by a shift to graduate school at OISE / University of Toronto and working in various hospital settings as a Psychologist, she took part in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). After completing the MBSR course, Sheri was curious as to how the mindfulness practice that helped her could be of use to her clients. This exploration lead to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Therapy (ACBS) website and news of a two-day workshop with Kelly Wilson in Toronto almost ten years ago. After attending that workshop, incorporating mindfulness into her existing behavioral therapy practice became slightly clearer – only slightly because ACT invites us to never stop learning and growing. Sheri embarked on her current journey, fueled by her passion for ongoing learning and dedication to helping her clients, and immersed herself in “all things ACT.” Over the past ten years, she has co-authored two ACT texts, supervised graduate students and mental health professionals, and facilitated workshops internationally. Now, as Canada’s first female ACBS*Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Sheri is bringing her experience and skills as both a clinician and trainer, into partnership with Nikolay Pavlov to fill a gap in learning ACT – how to continue learning when the workshops are over?

Life in Balance Therapy

Owner & Director

We work with people whose lives are limited by anxiety and other emotional and situational struggles.

Integrating many types of therapy, we provide personalized treatment with each person’s unique strengths and needs in mind.


Dr. Sheri Turrell has authored several books on ACT.

Dr. Turrell’s Work Includes

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Psychiatry,
University of Toronto


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,
Department of Psychology

Past Chair

Ontario Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

Up Coming Trainings

Join Sheri for online and in person trainings.

From May 27 to June 24, 2019

Have you participated in an ACT workshop? Are you a clinician trying to use ACT with your clients? Still a bit confused? Needing some support to take your therapy to the next level? If this sounds like you, we can help!

October 4, 2019

Sheri will be in Vancouver offering "Learning ACT From the Inside Out: An Experiential 2-Day Intensive Workshop with Dr. Sheri Turrell, C. Psych."

Dr. Sheri Turrell

137 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 208, Toronto, ON, M6R 2L2

(647) 880-3558