“Traumas produce their disintegrating effects in proportion to their intensity, duration and repetition” – Pierre Janet
Cheryl is an EMDRIA Accredited Trainer and psychotherapist in with 30 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and infant-mother dyads. Cheryl's (she/her) aim is to support healing the wounds of trauma.
Through her EMDR Basic Training Center, Inspired EMDR, she trains professionals in one of the most powerful, effective and transformative trauma therapies.
Cheryl also trains with Trauma Recovery HAP and was on the faculty of the EMDR Institute as a facilitator.
Her experience includes the treatment of adolescents and adults. Some areas of focus are on PTSD, 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 an EMDRIA Accredited Trainer and work and expertise is centered on understanding and treating those with complex behavioral and mental health issues. Her treatment combines the lenses of EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Attachment Theory, Somatic/Body Based Psychotherapy, Relational Neurobiology and the Theory of Structural Dissociation. She treats individuals with a wide range of presentations including complex trauma and disorders of attachment. Her background in the field of trauma, in-patient, out-patient and in-home psychiatric interventions and applied clinical research in infant attachment informs how she works to address the impact left by developmental trauma through EMDR therapy.
Cheryl has completed EMDR training through the EMDR Institute, clinical hypnosis training through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and has done training in parent-infant dyadic psychotherapy through the Anna Freud Centre and the New York Freudian Society. At the Yale Child Study Center, she was a clinician for Minding the Baby an early mother-infant clinical research intervention aimed at fostering secure attachment. At the Yale In-Home Intensive Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, IICAPS, she treated psychiatrically at-risk children, adolescents and families. As a clinician in the Parent-Infant Therapeutic Program at Gouverneur Hospital in New York, NY, she treated mothers and their infants ages 0-2. She served as a therapist-intern in the inpatient Depression & Eating Disorders Unit at The New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. and had a private practice in Greenwich Village for a decade before relocating to CT.