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Marriage & Family Therapist

Becky Cherrie, MS, MFT

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Assisting in the art of self love, relationships & true joy!
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I am an empathic therapist offering positive therapeutic services to individuals and families in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. I am client centered and allow each individual client, couple or family to receive the type of interventions that work best for their particular situation. I specialize in all areas of trauma and am EMDR certified. I have extensive education in 0-5 development through Harvard Medical School and have specialized in working with adolescents, young adults and their families for the past 18 years. Since 2004 I gained a great amount of experience and expertise in the area of couple's work and communication. I believe everyone has the ability to heal from their past and gain a better understanding around living in the present with great power and joy. As a licensed therapist, I consider myself a facilitator in the mental health therapeutic healing process. I am trained and experienced in Gestalt Dream Work and play therapy. My main office is located in Santa Monica on 7th and Broadway near 3rd Street Promenade and the pier.
Bio
I have been a licensed therapist since 1996. I have carried license in California, Texas, and Colorado. I worked specifically with eating disorders in the state of Texas and worked with children, adolescents and their families in Mono and Inyo County until 2003. I participated in intensive couples training in 2004 and broadened my practice to include couples communication, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling and assistance with divorce recovery. I have worked in high schools and middle schools as well as with the county, foster care and the adoption process. I have worked as a MFT supervisor and have used my expertise by leading narcotic addiction and teaching parenting classes.
My internship involved working at Camarillo State Hospital, RAIN transitional living shelter, Ventura College Health center and CLU child, family center.
A portion of my passion involves working at home and abroad, thus I have participated in cross cultural work in orphanages and medical centers in Haiti, Brazil, and Mexico. I also assisted with building homes after the Tsunami in Thailand.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Adolescents  Eating Disorders  Premarital Counseling
 Anger Management  Grief and Loss  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Life Transitions  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Loneliness  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Chronic Illness  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Women's Issues
 Couples Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Depression
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
I hold a BS in Religion with a minor in Communications and an MS in Psychology from California Lutheran University. I am EMDR certified and former APT certified. I have specialized training in Gestalt Dream work, trauma, eating disorders, couple communication and 0-5 fellowship through Harvard Medical school in Napa Valley, CA.
Memberships
CAMFT
Payments Accepted
Insurance, cash, check and credit card through paypal.
Recommendations
GS. 1/31/2013
I’m not one to write reviews; however, Becky’s work with my adolescent son is deserving of praise and I feel compelled to spread the word so you too may benefit. In relatively short time, Becky used a combination of techniques, including EMDR, to help my son overcome trauma he had suffered. My son transformed from a curled up quiet sad soul with little confidence into a successful strong communicative high school student, now attending college out-of-state and earning straight “A” grades! Becky was the guiding force behind his transformation and I often see him using tools she provided to stay strong and succeed as a student and in his relationships with people at all levels.

Becky is dependable, objective, warm, present and obviously caring. I have seen what a great listener she is during joint sessions with my son and her style creates a safe place that lends itself to truly opening up, a critical component to achieving a transformational experience. She is an intelligent, worldly and gifted therapist that you’ll quickly trust to guide your journey and conquer debilitating obstacles. Ultimately, I trusted Becky with my son and my family… I am so glad I did!