Cheryl is an EMDRIA Accredited Trainer, Approved Consultant and psychotherapist who has practiced as a licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY and CT for 30 years, specializing in the treatment of trauma. Cheryl strives to embody integrity and the highest standards of practice as a psychotherapist while supporting other clinicians in building their clinical capacity.
Cheryl Is an experienced trainer, having trained hundreds of therapists in EMDR Therapy through Inspired EMDR and Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Programs. She has has conducted advanced trainings on EMDR, trauma, attachment, dissociation and diversity cultural trauma. As a clinical consultant, she serves as an EMDRIA (RESI) Racial Equity Support Initiative consultant, advancing leadership capacity in EMDR for BIPOC clinicians. She has served on the EMDRIA Training Council. She is an author of a chapter on working with Asian Americans with EMDR in Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols, 2nd Edition, 2022. She is a strong advocate for the EMDR community in CT and has served for over 10 years on the New Haven EMDR Network. She is the creator of the online Connecticut EMDR Therapists Directory.
Inspired EMDR’s Basic Training aims to maintain a very low teacher-trainee ratio. The material is delivered in a modulated fashion reflective of real-time practice that assists you in absorbing and applying your newly acquired EMDR skills to your practice The individualized attention, combined with ongoing consultation and generous time to practice both in and out of the training, lends itself to fostering greater success and confidence in integrating EMDR into your clinical toolbox.
Clinical Practice: Cheryl focuses on understanding and treating those with complex behavioral and mental health issues comprehensively and compassionately. Her treatment approach includes training in EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Deep Brain Reorienting, She treats individuals with a wide-range of presentations including dissociative disorders, complex trauma and disorders of attachment. Her approach is influenced by her experience with clinical research on attachment at the Yale Child Study Center and on eating disorders, depression and OCD at Columbia University NY State Psychiatric Institute.
Cheryl considers it an honor to be able to serve through training, mentorship, advocacy and psychotherapy.