Cherie Spehar

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor

Cherie Spehar

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - C003986
Billing and Insurance:
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

122 N SALEM ST
SUITE201N
Apex, North Carolina 27502

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My Approach to Helping

My therapeutic approach is one of collaboration and genuine partnership in the process. My clients, from our first interaction, know that they will not be \"told\" what to do, but rather we will find the way together. I believe that people have expert knowledge about themselves and that a therapist\'s role is to help them discover it and apply it in meaningful, healthy, healing ways. I also believe that the best course of helping a person is highly individualized, requiring therapist flexibility and honoring of a person\'s natural strengths. This often results in unique therapy plans but with the most effective, non-threatening, meaningful, and positive results.

More Info About My Practice

Cherie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Facilitator, Play Therapist, and Certified Trauma Specialist. A clinician since 1994, she has dedicated her life to the well-being and healing of children, women and families. With her extensive clinical background, her professional path has found her in longstanding roles such as Executive Director of The Child Abuse Prevention Center in Raleigh, NC and Training Coordinator and Developer with the North Carolina State University SocialWork Department. Now, she can be found at her private practice center, Smiling Spirit Pathways, where she has developed a haven for consultation, child and family therapy, and trauma services. There, she also develops children\'s groups and facilitates workshops related to resiliency, trauma parenting, and women\'s wellness. She also serves as the Lead Blogger and holds teaching roles for The National Institute on Trauma and Loss in Children.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, developmental, emotional, relational trauma, grief, parent-child relationships, family of originparental inheritance

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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