Cherokee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples/families in a variety of settings; school, residential, in home, outpatient and partial hospitalization. She now holds her Clinical Supervisor Certification from NASW, which permits her to supervise therapists who are just starting out.
Cherokee’s approach is centered on educating, empowering and motivating individuals. She has been successful with this approach by providing a safe, nonjudgmental space that allows for open and direct communication. When she is not helping others, she enjoys dancing and writing
poetry, this helps her to maintain her own healthy state of mind.
Education and Certifications
BS, Human Service, Springfield College
MS, Counseling Studies and Professional Counseling Certification, Capella University
MSW, emphasis in Trauma, Rutgers University
Clinical Supervisor Certification, NASW
Most recently, Cherokee could not deny her passion for wanting to help others in their own professional development. This desire led her to complete the NASW Clinical Supervision Certification training, which gives her the ability to supervise therapists who are just starting out.
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
My passion is to assist individuals with the healing process. I want to decrease the loneliness they feel and give them hope that someone does care. My hope is that I can help them understand they are more than the pain that has overcome them and their experiences, no matter how horrific, it does not define them. I want to build them up and provide long lasting skills that promote healthy relationships with friends, families, and even coworkers. My goal is to empower, educate and motivate!