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Cheryl Pickering, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona. I have worked twenty years as a therapist in a variety of settings, including cancer support and hospice. My experience includes work with clients whose issues include depression, anxiety, stress, aging and other changes of life, trauma, abuse and self-esteem with related issues. Other areas in which I have counseled clients are career challenges, family conflict and other relationship (traditional and non-traditional) issues, grief and loss, caregiving and end of life guidance.
My counseling style is direct, yet warm and collaborative. I utilize the modalities of Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered and Mindfulness Therapy to help clients become the best version of themselves. I understand the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is genuine and promotes growth. I believe in and respect every client's ability to achieve control in their lives. I do not "fix" clients. I respectfully guide the client to the development and use of tools and skills that promote better emotional health.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cheryl Pickering. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

So far my experience with Cheryl has proved helpful. Each session she gives me things to work on, a book to read etc. Working with her has been helpful to understand myself and to work through my trauma.

Written on Jun 17, 2024 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Cheryl is a great listener and very empathetic. I always felt better after our sessions.

Written on May 04, 2024 after therapy with Cheryl for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Cheryl is a great therapist, very patient and kind with me. She will be strict and stern when she has to be with me and I appreciate that most. She is very sensitive to my culture and makes sure that I am comfortable in our discussions when it come to it. Thank you for sticking with me Cheryl.

Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Cheryl Pickering is an amazing woman who is both professional and caring. I am so grateful to be matched with her as my therapist as she helps me see things with clarity and offers ideas and direction that help me to resolve relationship and life issues.

Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cheryl is a very patient, kind, and attuned counselor. She gets my issues, and goes back over what we talk about each time. She is excellent in her work. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She is very good

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Cheryl for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue