Passionate about addressing the whole person, Cheryl has been a part of the mental health field for almost two decades.
Over the last 20 years, Cheryl has explored how to expand competencies in areas she has encountered. Starting with learning about the bullying of children in school, Cheryl began exploring the mental health field in high school and realized this would be the field she would remain in. Cheryl is a trained Forensic Mental Health counselor and has worked with survivors of domestic violence. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including a prison, psychiatric hospital, community mental health center, and residential treatment facility since becoming a licensed mental health clinician eight years ago.
She entered the eating disorder field at the recommendation of a trusted friend and colleague four years ago and developed a strong drive for working with individuals diagnosed with eating disorders. During this time, Cheryl additionally added CASAC to her repertoire in order to more thoroughly assist individuals with substance use disorders. Cheryl is proficient in working with trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, substance use, family therapy, and eating disorders. Cheryl is currently pursuing a CEDS in order to ensure that the treatment provided to individuals with eating disorders is at the highest level in quality.
But it isn’t all work for Cheryl. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors especially by the water, playing video games with friends, and engaging in any activities that involve animals.