I am a licensed professional therapist, licensed in the state of Tennessee. I have provided counseling in community mental health, academic and medical settings. I have worked with diverse clients facing phase of life challenges, anxiety, depression, divorce, relationship issues, parent and child conflict, trauma and grief. No matter the setting or the client my goal is to listen, meet you where you are, understand your goals and provide support on your journey.
I believe your past shapes the present but does not have to define your future. I use an integrative approach, combining complementary aspects of of different theories to tailor a treatment plan specific to you and your needs. I draw from solution focused brief therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, internal family systems, acceptance and commitment therapy and existential therapy.
If you are reading this, you have surmounted a major challenge... acknowledging the need for help. I cannot promise it will be easy; but, I am here. You are not alone. I will be with you every step of the way. I believe you are ready to pursue a better life. Allow me to support and empower you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 04402
Cherilyn seamlessly balances each session with a great deal of safety, care, rigor, and reflection. I am grateful for how Cherilyn celebrates my ways of knowing and being and folds that into the assigned work and session conversation.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Cherilyn for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Cherilyn is more personable than I expected a therapist to be. She truly listens, and has compassion and empathy. Even when I’ve been a little hostile, she allowed me to have my feelings, patiently waiting for me to pull myself together and revamp. I hope her own therapist is as good as she is.
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Cherilyn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
I am very thankful for therapist Padgett for her understanding, support, and expertise. I’m just under a month I am feeling much better and heading towards becoming the best version of myself!
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Cherilyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Although I’ve only had two sessions, I already feel the pressure lifting in my life. Great match! Love BetterHelp.
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Cherilyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is very kind, warm hearted and considerate. I got a lot of help from her to get through my stress and anxiety. She was a great listener and a good advisor. I wish her the best!
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Cherilyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd