About Cheryl

Greetings!  My name is Cheryl and I am glad you are here.  Thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself to you. 

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I have over 25 years of experience counseling and educating individuals, couples, and groups.  Prior to moving to Franklin County and Hampshire County here in the Pioneer Valley, I maintained a private practice in the Greater Boston area for over 20 years as a psychotherapist, pastoral counselor and community educator.  I find it a privilege to sit with others.      

I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern College, a Master of Divinity from Duke University and a Master of Social Work from Smith College.  Hypnosis, Focusing, Reiki, EMDR, and various Shamanic practices are among the trainings I have received. 

I have trained in psychodynamic, behavioral, and systems theories.  My approach is eclectic, holistic, and practical.  I offer a healing environment for therapy and mentoring  to ease difficult life transitions.

My spiritual journey has been universal, spanning the Judeo-Christian realms, mystical teachings of the East and West, and several Earth-centered traditions. 

The people with whom I sit are often seeking a bridge between psychotherapy, spiritual development, and their daily lives.  I will meet you wherever you are on the twists and turns of your life journey.   I will listen deeply and join you in a place of stillness where you access inner resources to learn, grow, and thrive.    

Areas of specialty are:

  • Life Transitions
  • Aging Well
  • Menopause and Mid-Life Transition
  • End of Life Issues
  • Grief-work
  • Depression
  • Women’s Issues
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Sexuality and Spirituality
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Mold and Its Impact on Mental Health
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Choices to Support Mental Health, Addiction Recovery, and Aging Well