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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-18295
Cheryl is a great therapist, very patient and kind with me. She will be strict and stern when she has to be with me and I appreciate that most. She is very sensitive to my culture and makes sure that I am comfortable in our discussions when it come to it. Thank you for sticking with me Cheryl.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem
Cheryl Pickering is an amazing woman who is both professional and caring. I am so grateful to be matched with her as my therapist as she helps me see things with clarity and offers ideas and direction that help me to resolve relationship and life issues.
Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Cheryl is a very patient, kind, and attuned counselor. She gets my issues, and goes back over what we talk about each time. She is excellent in her work. I would definitely recommend her.
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
She is very good
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Cheryl is very supportive and has given me many tools to help me with anxiety, relationships, and personal boundaries.
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lovely woman who listens and always ties it back to why you want to get better! She makes me feel like someone is listening!
Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes