Stephen Sherokey, LMHC, D.Min.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Dr. Stephen Sherokey is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of New York and an ordained deacon by the Armenian Eastern Prelacy. Stephen is also certified as a teacher for social studies, grades 7-12.
Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science in history from Northeastern University. He then continued his education at Northeastern and earned a Master of Education in counseling. Stephen’s graduate education focused on Rehabilitation with a minor in Secondary Social Studies Education. Stephen’s doctoral project for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2010 was entitled “Addressing the Problem of Students Needing Support in the St. Stephen’s Course of Studies and the University of Balamand Master’s Degree Program of the Antiochian House of Studies”.
Stephen’s experience includes working for the Psychiatric Department of Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY in both the Alcoholism Day Treatment Program and the Psychiatric Sheltered Workshop. At the age of 19, Stephen started his career in public service. First at the Schenectady Police Community Service Center. Then, as a Schenectady County Employment and Training Counselor and Probation Officer. His career continued with the New York State Department of Health as a Public Health Representative, spanning 24 years.
Stephen received the Red Cross 30 Year Recognition Award for his work with the Red Cross, which includes four Disaster Mental Health Deployments: California Wildfires in San Bernardino, Tropical Storm Irene in Albany, NY as a Supervisor, Tropical Storm Debby in Live Oak, FL and Hurricane Sandy in Albany/Kingston, NY. He has also served as a Shelter Workshop Supervision and Instructor for CPR, Basic First Aid, as well as Fundraising.
Stephen is a retiree member of the Civil Service Employees Association; the New York State Public Employees Federation, where he served on the executive board and was commended for his work as Endorsements Chair in helping the enactment of Federal Deferred Compensation Legislation; and is an active member of the New York State United Teachers.
Stephen is a retired official of the NYS Football Officials Association, the NYS Baseball Umpires Association and USA Hockey.
A musician since age 12, Stephen plays guitar, bass and piano and holds copyrights for songs and a screen play.
In addition to being a member of the Second Nature team, Stephen is a substitute teacher. Stephen also serves as a volunteer associate chaplain for the Race Track Chaplaincy New York Division (RTCA) and Maritime Ministry of the Port of Albany.