I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Biblical Counselor. I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 12 years of experience working in the mental health industry. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology.
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they really need someone safe to talk to. They need someone who will not use their pain against them. So often they end up holding that pain inside, masking it with a smile or adherent behavior. I can provide a safe place for you to empty your pain and take off the mask, help you clean up your garden of life so that your quality of life can improve.
Every client needs something different; I use various evidence-based approaches that will fit my client’s needs. I am skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, positive therapy, and biblical counseling. I will utilize my skills to treat and support clients with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, and grief. I also help clients who are experiencing challenging interpersonal relationships, shame, and guilt by improving communication skills, setting boundaries, and understanding the power of “no”. I walk with my clients through the gardens of their lives and help them identify any unwanted weeds and uproot them, so that they can regain their voice and move forward.
I enjoy working with adults, couples to help them resolve their issues through a client centered approach offering empathy and a non-judgmental environment to support clients in establishing their goals so that they can identify and develop their inner strengths.
If you are ready to do the work, I am ready to support you to be the person you desire to be. I’m looking forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 111507
Cheryl makes therapy easy. Every session feels like progress towards my goals. She makes positive changes feel effortless.
Highly recommend Cheryl!
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Cheryl is a great therapist! She is attentive, listens, asks leading questions to get more detailed answers, keeps track of your therapy goals, and will check in occasionally between sessions to be sure you’re doing OK. She’s also very approachable and I never felt judged, unheard, or belittled. I have zero complaints.
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 months
Awesome therapist. She is very knowledgeable in managing trauma.
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Cheryl is a wonderful therapist. I love the she is spiritual and leans in the word of God. I look forward speaking to hear each week!
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching
Cheryl is the guiding light that I always needed. She is honest and comforting, and holds you accountable. I laugh and cry with her and she meets me where I am. I am so grateful I was matched with her.
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Cheryl is wonderful and adds laughter to our sessions. I appreciate her help!
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties