Sherrie Trede Black worked in critical care and oncology nursing for seven years before obtaining her Jurist Doctorate from the Washington College of Law. As a lawyer for 30 years, she acted as mediator, litigator and counsel. Sherrie was President of the Board of Directors of the NLRB Federal Credit Union for two decades, and has recently been pivotal in the planning and opening of the Wellness Center at Howard Community College. Sherrie is a student of T‘ai Chi Ch‘uan and a certified Zero Balance Practitioner in addition to holding a Master‘S Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute and is also an experienced Registered Nurse.
Sherrie has taken on many roles in her 60 cycles of seasons on this planet--wife, mother, nurse, lawyer, community leader, and visionary. Today she is an Acupuncturist and Certified Zero Balancing practitioner. Sherrie elegantly integrates her life experiences with her knowledge of these healing practices to bring wellness and vitality to the lives of her patients.
Sherrie studied Acupuncture at Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts where she now serves on the Acupuncture faculty. She brings to her practice of Eastern Medicine a rich experience in the Western medical tradition. For seven years Sherrie worked as a Registered Nurse in teaching and research institutions, first in critical care at NYU Medial Center, and then in oncology and post-operative open heart surgery at the National Institutes of Health. She has caringly held the hands of many individuals and family members facing end of life decisions and has personally experienced the fear and life awakening awareness that the diagnosis of cancer can bring.
Sherrie obtained her BA in Sociology from George Washington University and her Jurist Doctorate from the Washington College of Law. As a lawyer for 30 years she acted as mediator, litigator and counsel. Sherrie's patients value the ability she gained as a lawyer to see the big picture and speak with clarity. Through attentive listening, she is able to support and coach them on alternatives in meeting their life objectives and living their passions.
Sherrie's vision of life as possibility led her to become an "urban homesteader" in Washington, D.C., in the mid-1970s where she took on the role of President of the Logan Circle Community Association and worked with neighbors to bring restoration and vitality to this residential historic preservation district. Sherrie served as President of the NLRB Federal Credit Union for two decades of growth and expanded services, and more recently has been pivotal in the planning and opening of the Wellness Center at Howard Community College. Sherrie is equally passionate about her work with patients and is willing to partner with them as they heal and expand to the fullness of their potential. Her patient and tending nature gives patients the space to engage in this process at their own unique pace.
Sherrie is a student of Tai Chi Ch'uan and Qi Gong. She values these ancient practices in her personal life for their calming and restorative powers. Sherrie is committed to being fully present to each moment for herself and her patients. She starts each day with the motto: "Today is today and I'm GLAD it's today," and creates an environment in her treatment room that permits her patients to see life in this way.