Hi, I’m Cheryl. I have been married for 36 years and have two grown children and two amazing grandsons; all who have my heart! ♥️
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kansas City, MO
As a level 2 Gottman specialist I will help you learn healthy ways of communicating so that you can solve your problems in ways that don’t damage the relationship. I work with couples who have lost intimacy and don’t know how to connect beyond feeling like roommates. Additionally I have extensive experience in helping couples work and heal from infidelity and find new ways to rebuild trust that has been shattered. The work we do in therapy will serve you for years beyond our time together.
Anxiety can be unbelievably debilitating. If you are struggling with anxious feelings or thoughts and can’t find your way through it I can help. I utilize the best evidenced based methods for treatment of anxiety and help you have the necessary skills you need to live and function without the crippling effects of anxiety.
I work with individuals struggling with depression and or suicidal thoughts. Life can be devastating at times and we can find ourselves not knowing how to cope. Depression takes the life out of us and I can help you get to a happier place where you function in a much healthier way. Life is hard enough; you don’t have to do it all alone.
As a Certified Play Therapist I can help your child find healthy ways of coping with difficult life circumstances. Children don’t always have the capacity to express difficult emotions. Play is a child’s first language. Through play we are able to find healing. Children find comfort in the play room and learn ways of expressing emotions. Play Therapy is the preferred form of therapy for children under the age of 12. Sand tray is my favorite part of play therapy and is utilized with all ages.
As a level 2 Gottman Specialist I will help you learn healthy ways of communicating so that your needs and desires are known to one another. Change can only take place when we feel heard and understand by our partner. During our work together you will learn important techniques that will help you talk in ways that bring you closer but doesn’t damage the relationship. Your relationship deserves the best and the Gottman Method has over 40 years of evidenced based research to support you.
Often it is our thoughts that interfere with our ability to be our best. We all have irrational thoughts at times. However, do you find yourself struggling with debilitating thoughts that keep you up at night or are so anxious you can’t function on a healthy level? CBT is the preferred method to use when we are anxious and or having big feelings that interfere with our ability to go about our daily lives. We utilize hands on tools that are game changers, allowing you to function at your best.