Life is a journey of continually coming home to ourselves. Come home to yourself. to your soul.
I have spent the last 20+ years working and playing with conscious personal growth, traversing pathways of dark and light, with 15+years of dance and movement meditation as my main spiritual practice. Throughout many years of traveling, I have learned so much from life, different cultures, and teachers of indigenous traditions, and finally, moved to the bay area in 2007 to pursue graduate studies in somatic counseling psychology, and complete licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since moving to the bay area, I have deepened my relationships with movement, worked somatically with elders living with dementia, business and law students, women in recovery, war veterans, rites of passage with youth and in nature with children. It has been through these lenses that I learned the most about how to be with, accept, and move through stuckness, struggle, and transition. My personal experiences all inform me, offering a greater perspective, and are woven together with my training to create a truly unique practice for us to explore together the magic of the healing journey.
I offer this wisdom and experience to you, from my own struggles, so that you know you don't have to do this alone. In a session, I will be your companion as we explore together the best way for you to move forward.
I offer a calm, solid presence and reverence & joy for life, inviting and supporting you to be with and move through stuckness, struggle and chaos, inspiring and guiding you to listen to your body & connect to yourself, others & the earth so that you can find lightness, freedom, and aliveness, and help you live your purpose meaningfully in the world with integrity and authenticity! I am here to remind you of your deep connection to the earth, so that it may be a resource for you in times of need, holding you and guiding you, teaching you how to be gentle with yourself.
It would be an honor to be a companion along your path. You have the map. I can help you read it.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, Cancer, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy
HI LMFT MFT-688
AZ LMFT LMFT-15922
CA LMFT 93350
Cherie is a really great listener and an amazing counselor. She is empathetic and kind, and has helped me develop some great skills for coping with stress and life. I am very appreciative for the insight and kindness that I received while working with her.
Written on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Cherie for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Cherie is extremely kind, compassionate, and intelligent. She listens to what I say and provides me with constructive feedback and validation. She is amazing!
Written on Apr 06, 2020 after therapy with Cherie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd