Cheryl Joseph-Lukz

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About Me

Welcome to BetterHelp and quite possibly, a better you. I consider it a privilege to help you make the changes you desire in your life. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois where I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Miami University. I want you to know that you are not alone. My professional and personal experience has shown me that the issues which cause us pain and discomfort are often the very ones which allow each of us to evolve and become the person we are meant to be. I use a collaborative, strengths-based, solution focused and relational approach with my clients. I employ multiple therapeutic perspectives including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Developmental, Existential and Spiritual Concepts to guide clients toward increasing self-awareness, personal growth and wellness. I view the therapist-client relationship as one of mutual trust, warmth and respect. I believe in educating clients so that they can play an active role in their mental health and relational wellness. I have 25 years of extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. I am dedicated to assisting clients in coping with and resolving challenges which arise throughout all of life’s stages including adolescence, adulthood and the senior years. I am glad you are here and I look forward to being a part of your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.005190 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cheryl Joseph-Lukz. 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.

Written by J.E. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am extremely grateful for the progress I am making while working with Cheryl. She listens well and provides me with tools to reach my goals.

Written by A.D. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Cheryl is incredibly understanding and always makes me feel heard and grounded at the end of our sessions.

Written by G.W. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Cheryl is wonderful. She is the best one I have had. She makes me laugh and cares

Written by N.A. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

she is incredible and definitely relates to my struggles a mom! She also sends me reminders and advice I really really love her ! I have never had a therapist like her before!!!