Cheryl Pickering

LCSW

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.


Specialties

  • 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:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-18295 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cheryl Pickering. 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 E.M. 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

Cheryl is very supportive and has given me many tools to help me with anxiety, relationships, and personal boundaries.

Written by T.A. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cheryl is unsympathetic and unprofessional.

Written by A.L. 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

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 by J.I. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Cheryl is exceptional and helps me navigate what felt was impossible.

Written by C.E. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Cheryl has been a great help to me. She listens to my concerns, she picks on concerns and continues on next sessions. Very easy to confide in.

Written by S.T. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

Cheryl is a great counselor. I think BetterHelp made a great choice by matching us. I can not say enough good things about her and my experience over the past month.
I am a 30 year old female and she really understood the multiple things I was going through and gave me great advice in each area I wanted to work on. She has helped me focus my energy on my goals and things I want to accomplish in life. Highly recommend Cheryl to anyone looking for therapy.

Written by R.I. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties

Cheryl is kind and helpful and is making a positive impact on my life.

Written by R.O. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I look forward to my times with Cheryl and feel rejuvenated after our discussions.

Written by T.I. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Cheryl is very attentive and responsive to my concerns. She is very respectful and a great listener.

Written by A.M. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

I really enjoy talking to Cheryl. She's a excellent listener and she is very experienced. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.N. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 month

I have only been speaking to my counselor for a few weeks, but I already feel relieve in have someone to talk to. I feel heard.

Written by E.M. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cheryl has helped me refocus on my priorities and find balance in my life. She’s easy to talk to and so helpful!

Written by J.U. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Cheryl is extremely warm and helpful. I've come out of my sessions with Cheryl feeling, calm and less anxious. She's helped me shift my perspective on the problems I had been experiencing and helping me to realize my own self worth.

Thanks so much for you help and always being an open listener!

Written by L.I. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cheryl is very welcoming and warm! She makes me feel seen and heard and has helped me through the toughest point in my life. She has taught me great coping techniques and given me great insight. She also helped through things that I didn’t even realize were holding me down. I highly recommend Cheryl!

Written by C.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Cheryl is wonderful. It is clear she is experienced in her field, she is perceptive and gets to the roots while being very compassionate and caring. I am very grateful to have found Cheryl.

Written by G.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cheryl has been amazing to me with counseling. She truly cares about what you have to say and is very understanding. Her techniques are great and she teaches you how to use them in everyday life. I recommend her for anyone who is seeking counseling.

Written by D.I. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy 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.

Work with me!