Meet Cheryl

“The goal of EMDR treatment is to rapidly metabolize dysfunctional residue from the past and transform it into something useful.” –Francine Shapiro

Cheryl is focused on helping people to surpass limitations and gain awareness of how to actualize their highest potential. As a psychotherapist, trainer and consultant she is inspired by the resilience of the human spirit. Her aim is to contribute in any way, no matter how small, to healing the transmission of collective trauma. 

As an EMDRIA Accredited Trainer and psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and infant-mother dyads, her aim is to support healing the wounds of trauma. Her experience includes the treatment of individuals with disorders of extreme stress ie. complex trauma, attachment issues and dissociative disorders. Her work additionally centers on but is not limited to behavioral addictions, performance enhancement and creative development.  Cheryl strives to embody integrity and the highest standards of practice as a psychotherapist while supporting other clinicians to increase their knowledge and build clinical capacity.

As an advocate for EMDR best practices, she considers it an honor to serve through training, mentorship, advocacy and practicing psychotherapy. Cheryl is on the Faculty of the EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Programs – HAP and is an Accredited Trainer and Facilitator. As an active faculty member, she values this role as she values the need to stay current with new research, updated EMDR training curriculums and innovative clinical findings in psychiatry and mental health counseling. She created and operates the online networking hub, the CT EMDR Therapists Directory, a referral service for EMDR therapists and those affected by trauma. As an active consultant she aims to bring quality mentorship to her colleagues and consultees. She also founded Inspired Therapy, which produces advanced EMDR trainings for colleagues and clinicians in her community. She currently is on the steering committee of the New Haven EMDR Network, of which has been a member for 14 years.

Cheryl is a rare find in the field of psychotherapy and consultation. She combines a goal oriented, problem focus with a joyous, holistic, metaphoric sensibility. She is a gifted guide for your own self-inquiry, for consultation in your work or for exploring new clinical perspectives. – Nancy Mann, LCSW, Adult Psychotherapist, Madison, CT

Cheryl has a depth of experience and knowledge that allowed her to quickly understand my complex cases with survivors of sexual assault during our consultations. She provided keen conceptual insight and extremely practical mentoring on how to creatively deliver interventions with each case. – Schuyler Cunningham, Adult Psychotherapist, Washington, D.C.

video courtesy of EMDR International Association