Cheryl Pickering


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona. I have worked twenty years as a therapist in a variety of settings, including cancer support and hospice. My experience includes work with clients whose issues include depression, anxiety, stress, aging and other changes of life, trauma, abuse and self-esteem with related issues. Other areas in which I have counseled clients are career challenges, family conflict and other relationship (traditional and non-traditional) issues, grief and loss, caregiving and end of life guidance.
My counseling style is direct, yet warm and collaborative. I utilize the modalities of Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered and Mindfulness Therapy to help clients become the best version of themselves. I understand the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is genuine and promotes growth. I believe in and respect every client's ability to achieve control in their lives. I do not "fix" clients. I respectfully guide the client to the development and use of tools and skills that promote better emotional health.


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

Clinical approaches:
Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW-18295 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by G.A. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cheryl is very understanding and really visualized how you feel

Written by E.M. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Cheryl for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cheryl is great at acknowledging growth and helping me feel positive. She’s also great at calling me out when I’m just trying to be happy and not actually accepting my emotions. She’s really helped me take care of myself consistent and value that

Written by D.I. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Cheryl is great. At first I was so nervous to open up but, her technics are great.