Cheryl Schenck


Cheryl Schenck


Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $175 per session


113 S West St
Suite 202
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

My Approach to Helping

I work with people that struggle from childhood trauma, sexual abuse, betrayal trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as sexual addiction and their partners. I will help you get to the deeper sources of your challenges and places of pain. I will work with you to help you connect to your internal world and implement new behavior patterns as you connect to your authentic self. I will help you find success in your relationships with loved ones and friends. As a certified sex addiction therapist, I am trained in meeting the needs of those dealing with compulsivity in their sexual behaviors, as well as their partners who experience trauma and hurt from the pain of betrayal. Therapy is best affected in the context of a relationship providing a compassionate anchor that allows you to feel safe in the process. I provide a therapeutic environment that sees the relationship between therapist and client as vital. Out of this comes the opportunity for renewed hope and strength for the challenges encountered, better relationships, and joy in the act of living.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    adults, couples - for individuals struggling with sex addiction; partners, family members of sex addicts; porn addicts; adults struggling with anxiety, depressionrnCouples wanting to improve their connection; post affair, couples grappling with what to do after a problem with out of control sexual behavior has been discovered, partners trying to decide if they want to stay in the marriage

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

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