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About Cheryl

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BA in Music

Biola University

1996

 

M.A. in  Counseling,

Antioch University

2019

Professional Licensure Wa State DOH  MC60999358

Specialties

 

Anxiety

Life Transitions

Grief

Expertise

Coping Skills

Depression

Emotional Disturbance

Parenting

Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Racial Identity

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Spirituality

Stress

Trauma and PTSD

Women's Issues

My Story


I think of healing as the process of becoming more curious, caring and courageous towards all parts of yourself and your story. I believe that all of us carry beliefs, emotions, and body memories that impact our ability to experience the love, belonging, freedom, and power that
make us feel whole and alive. I have found in my own experience as a client and a counselor, that having a place that feels safe, and having a person who receives you with attentiveness,
kindness, and curiosity are foundational to begin exploring the thoughts, feelings and behaviors
that are making you feel frustrated and stuck. These patterns are often related to current circumstances or past experiences that feel too painful or overwhelming to look at alone. My
hope is to provide you with practical tools and also with companionship as you walk through your areas of struggle into greater freedom and a renewed sense of your unique strengths.


My approach is relational and collaborative. I bring warmth, humor, playfulness, acceptance, and
challenge into our work together. Our work may involve talk therapy, mindfulness, resourcing
and coping skills, somatic exploration, and expressive arts exercises. Together, we will find the
tools and frameworks that best suit your needs.


I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle, and my bachelor’s degree in Music from Biola University. Most of my formal
counseling work has been in private practice. I continue to pursue learning in trauma resolution, somatic healing, and expressive arts therapies. I have experience working with individual adults, predominantly women, dealing with anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, grief and
loss, racial/cultural identity exploration, trauma, perinatal/maternal mental health, parenting struggles, and spiritual concerns.

 

A little more about me outside of counseling - I am married and have 3 young adult children who
I love to spend time with whenever I get a chance to. I am a yarn lover and an avid knitter and crocheter. I also enjoy listening to music, playing the piano, and singing. Being outside, listening to birds, wind, and water is another favorite way to spend my time and feel restored.

Thrive Wellness Clinic

27203 216th Ave Southeast

Suite 5

Maple Valley, WA 98038

(425) 243-2094

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