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Cheryl Bowen, LCMHC, Other

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Hello and welcome to betterhelp.
I know this is a big step. Reaching out for help and support. I understand that right now you may be feeling lost, frustrated, angry, depressed or anxious . I understand what you are going through. I have been there. I know what it s like to be scared, worried, alone and overwhelmed. Right now you may not even be able to identify what you are feeling. I understand you may have numerous questions and feel like you don't have any answers to what is happening in your life right now. You are in the right place this is where I come in. I am here to listen to you share your story with me and have you allow me to help you to figure out how to move forward in your life, And be the best that you can be. You have it in you.

Let me introduce myself. I am Cheryl . I have worked in the substance abuse field for a very long time. I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor . I received my Certified Clinical Supervisors certificate in 2005. I graduated from Springfield College with my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling . I am also a licensed mental health counselor . I work with individuals, couples and families. I meet the client where they are at. I utilize client centered therapy to help the clients identify their strengths by utilizing motivation interview and cognitive behavioral therapy. I work effectively with clients who suffer with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD and other mental health issues. I have experience with working with adolescence, adults and the elderly. I help clients see that change is possible. At times life can be difficult, challenging and unpredictable. These factors influence our wellbeing, as well as the way we react to our circumstances. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process between a client and his or her therapist. As your therapist I will assist you in exploring personal, relational, mental health, drug or alcohol problems or any other issues that might be impacting your life.
My counseling philosophy is that, you are the expert in your own life. You being the expert means, that we will work together to come up with the best skills for you to move from the place you are to the place you want to be. We work together to help you learn skills to navigate from your current situation , to a new place in your life. I use Person-Centered and Strength-Based styles to help each person come up with skills needed to help you in your current situations. My role is to guide and support you in learning and implementing the skills and confidence needed to help you improve your overall life. Together, working as a team, We can come up with the best skills to ensure success. I am down to earth, and I make myself available, so that I can provide a listening ear, relevant feedback and support when needed. I look forward to meeting you and working together to ensure success. I am here to listen to you and support you as you face your current conflict or crisis in your live. Weather it is a search for meaning, help managing your stress, depression, anxiety or difficulty in your relationships, or traumatic events that may have happened. I am here to assist you to find stability and peace of mind.
What makes me different from other counselors?
I will engage with you on a regular consistent basis. This is not just a once a week platform. I check in on you on a daily basis. I am here to support you and be an outlet and advocate for you. This is a judgment free zone. So that you have a space to be yourself and discuss what is happening in your life. my goal is to help build you into the person you want to become. To have you be more resilient so you can be your own advocate. You can leave me a message at any time. I will respond to you as quickly as I can with relevant feedback and skills that you can start to implement immediately. The process is not easy but it is absolutely doable and you will see results. I make it my business to understand your experiences and offer realistic feedback and interventions to help you. I see each of my clients as unique individuals and thus my techniques and strategies are genuine to your specific needs. I am here to assist you to become the best person you can possible be.


My therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight, strategies, and tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. We don’t just sit and talk. I love to provide you with concrete tools wherever possible and help you to have a plan for the following days before our next session, if that is the pace you would like to move at. Most importantly, we are going to make sure we are making progress on goals that you have for yourself. I will be there to guide you, encourage you, possibly even challenge you if I feel you are unknowingly allowing obstacles to stand in your way.
You may find it helpful to know that I have a lot of experience being the client in a counseling relationship and I was very picky about what I looked for in my therapist/counselor. I am a person who needs to know I can say absolutely anything to my counselor and they won’t think any less of me. I need to feel understood, validated, and (I’ll admit) almost admired in their presence in order to feel that I can say things that I hold back from saying in my ordinary life. If this is the kind of relationship you would like to have with your counselor, too, then I understand you and you’ve come to the right place.

Together, we will address your individual needs and establish goals that promote growth and healing. I will provide a confidential place for disclosure, diagnostic and educational material, a treatment plan, and crisis intervention or referral services as needed. The duration of psychotherapy varies, depending on the client’s history, present circumstances, issues explored during treatment, and the mutually established goals for treatment. My motto is Empowering people. Let me help empower you.
I look forward to working with you through betterhelp. You have taken the first step by reaching out. Now let your journey begin.

You may leave me a message 24-7….I check my messages through the day daily! Also, if you cannot find a time available, let me know! I am flexible and typically have select times in my schedule that aren't visible. Just talk with me and I can assure you that I will schedule a time to meet with you. You may notice that I do not have any time slots available. I put my hours up for the next week on Thursdays. If you can not find a time . I am able to do live text sessions. Before you decide to switch counselors please reach out to me and let me know what specific day and time you are looking for. I can often accommodate .Please reach out to me with a day and time that work for you. Also you can only have one session booked at a time. Also please note that I am on Eastern Standard Time.

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Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

VT LCMHC 068.0057723

NH Other EL06253

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cheryl Bowen. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Cheryl is a great listener and helps me sort through my feelings without dismissing them.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is great!!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Cheryl is very responsive and empathetic to my issues and concerns. I feel like she u set stand my situation and addresses the issues well.

Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very relatable and nonjudgmental. Look forward to appointments.

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Cheryl does her best to advise me and support me with my complex needs

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Cheryle is an excellent counselor and has certainly been a big part of guiding me through improving my daily life. Thank you Cheryle!

Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes