Welcome to a peek into my life. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida. I have been blessed to have many tassels on my hat of life. I began teaching Anatomy/Biology at the high school level over 36 years ago, then became an adjunct professor in the mental health program, where due to my background in Biology I was asked to teach Human Sexuality to the counseling students. I have practiced mental health counseling for 20 years, and during that time have had the opportunity to develop a great bag of tools to help with my client's metamorphosis into a confident individual. As a mental health counselor, I mainly work with couples who are dealing with communication issues as well as intimacy issues. I am often called upon to assist people dealing with parenting dilemmas.
During my year's teaching and counseling, I have been blessed to develop a common sense and eclectic style of therapy. I always tailor my mode of therapy to the client's best interest. I firmly believe the client must be the focus, therefore Client-Centered Therapy is always the foundation, as I believe respect, trust, and self-awareness is essential to the client-finding their answers to their concerns. I feel each person has all the answers or solutions to their concerns or stressors within, just where God has placed them. I want to assure you that there isn't too much under the sun that I haven't seen, heard, or experienced as a counselor. I also want to assure you that this road that we are about to embark upon is a journey that we will take together; Hand in hand, side by side. I am here to support and help you as you travel this amazing trail to self-awareness.
I am a firm believer that all forms of life strive toward homeostasis, a balance between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual entities. I feel that my clients appreciate the holistic model where I share my belief that we are spiritual beings in a physical body and each area must be attended to as we grow and change through our lives. My spirituality is very important to me and my life as a counselor, mother, sister, wife, grandma, and friend.
I am very aware of the courage and strength that one has in order to ask a stranger for help, in such major life's trials and tribulations. I admire you for taking these first difficult steps and am excited to embark on this healing process. I am excited to get started walking along beside you as we continue to once again find your place of peace.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH 7465 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Cheryl is an excellent counsellor who manages to understand my husband and I’s situation.
She listens, and says what is needed to help us on the right person. She also has a good sense of humour making you put things into perspective
I would definitely recommend her