from the Storm
COUNSELING SERVICES LLC
— providing a safe place for the language of your heart
Cheryl’s formal training began in 2000 when she and her husband served eight years as associate pastors for a church in Portland, OR. Later she served as a Program Director for a women’s residential facility. There she provided spiritual direction, one-on-one counseling and education for women facing life controlling issues. She later worked as a clinical manager for a community mental health agency.
Cheryl has worked in the social service profession for over 20 years. Cheryl has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biblical studies and holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. Cheryl provides mental health services for men and women at her private practice; with a specialty in working with women who have a history of trauma.
I believe therapy is a deeply personal journey that is most effective when treatment goals are co-created and aimed at improving client functioning, relationships, and quality of life. I enjoy working with issues of anxiety, trauma, grief/loss and other life transitions. I work to create a comfortable space for listening, reflecting, and questioning which allows fresh insights to emerge. It is my goal to provide a safe place for the language of your heart. My passion is to guide individuals in the process of defining their healing through the integration of their faith and various therapeutic approaches to mental health.