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My experience with Thrive started approximately 16 months ago. I came to a point where I knew that I needed guidance and help. I was burdened with guilt to an extent that I had never experienced, and it was consuming my day to day life. It was in my nature to resist change, ignore weakness, and not ask for help. All are important, but the third is the most important. I had a long list of counselors to pick from. So I picked one to call first. That phone call established much more than I would've ever thought, and changed my life for the better, helped me maintain my path through bad times, and made something click in my brain that brought back personal interests and values that I had lost along the way. I've never made a statement like that in my life until now. Together we dug myself out of the whole that I was masking from co-workers, friends, family, and all. After about seven months in, I hit a realization that I'd never been happier in my adult life. This took dedication to the process. If you do not focus on positives, while accepting and facing the negatives, you won't get better. That thought process was, is and will remain a necessity in my day to day life. It took time, self awareness, and empathy. So what happens from there....? Life hit me even harder than ever before. Within a seven week window, the combination of circumstances caused the worst pains of my life thus far. Initially, it broke me down. The first 3 of 7 months were brutal, but positive thought was always present no matter how bad the day or week had been - very minimal at times, but it was there. I wouldn't take the period of struggle back for anything, because I faced it. I learned more about myself than any period of my life, what I could handle, and our ability to keep moving forward. My counselor is the only reason I figured this out. Because I asked for help almost a year prior, established a connection with my counselor, put all cards on the table, I was able to come out of a hole - guilt. Then six months later, get knocked into a deeper hole, bc that's what life does. While it was the worst time ever in the moment, it was the best time in terms of mental health, strength and growth. The most important thing I can say is the following - I know that life is going to hit me with terrible moments again. There will be unfortunate circumstances, loss, mistakes made, and on and on. However, I don't worry about it, because of two things primarily. I can accept that certain things you cannot control, and that I will handle whatever it is, get through it, support the others effected, and move forward. My appreciation of perspective that I've gained through my counselor will be instilled in me for the rest of my life and the gratitude I extend is in the hope that whoever is reading this, if you think you might need help, then you do need help, and you need to take action as I did.Aug 23, 2016
Cheryl is hands-down THE BEST counselor in the world, based on my family's experiences. My young daughter was suicidal, hearing voices, traumatized and struggling emotionally. Cheryl gained her trust and friendship quickly, and worked with her through various techniques. She saved my daughter and helped her become the emotionally stable, thriving preteen she is now. I also was a satisfied client of Cheryl's (individual and couples therapy). All three, very different situations, were the most comfortable, productive sessions. We will never forget Cheryl and still call on her once in a while despite moving hours away. Cheryl has every characteristic you'd look for in an amazing counselor. She doesn't impose her values or beliefs on the client, however she knows the value of adding the spiritual dimension in the process. She is creative and flexible and adjusts counseling techniques to the unique needs of each client. She is compassionate, empathetic, friendly and professional. No matter the age or circumstance, Cheryl is the counselor for you. She will work hard to meet your needs and change your life!Aug 9, 2016
Therapy and Counseling
Cheryl has been a wonderful counselor. Combining her knowledgable experience with her openness and understanding, she has helped me cope with both my recent problems with grief and my long-term issues. I feel understood and respected, and because of Cheryl I now have a new way of framing my perspective and a set of tools for personal situations. I would recommend her to anyone seeking quality counseling.Dec 8, 2016Verified
Cheryl has been tremendously helpful to me during a difficult time in my life. She not only is an incredibly supportive confidant for me, but also offers new perspectives and provides me with tools to help myself as well. She doesn't impose her own personal beliefs or values upon me and I've never once felt judged or misunderstood. I truly believe that she personally cares for her clients' well beings and I will continue to see Cheryl to maintain a healthy and more positive outlook on my life. I am so glad that I plucked up enough courage to seek out a counselor and even more thankful that I happened to choose Cheryl.Dec 9, 2016Verified
I lost my husband, my best friend of over thirty years, to cancer. I needed someone to help me process the grief and the overwhelming emotions. I needed a safe place where I could dump the ugly and find the strength to believe that I could do more than just survive. God led me to Cheryl. She listened and counseled and challenged and encouraged me. Life is still hard but I'm not just existing; I am living. I will forever be grateful to this wise counselor who walked with me through dark days and helped me find hope again.Sep 14, 2016
License Type: Counselors, Professional - Professional Counselor (MO)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Therapy is an investment in your emotional health and well being. I am considered an out of network provider. This means you pay for services and submit the billable receipt or super bill to your insurance company. What ever your benefits are with your insurance is what applies. I do offer a sliding scale fee based on annual household income. This fee ranges from $85-$175 per session while most people fall into the $85-$125 per session rate after the initial intake session. My intake session is 60 minutes and includes a onetime new patient fee.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically a client books their intake session first by texting or calling for an appointment. The next step would be for me to send you the intake documents at that time. This gives you the comfort of filling out documents at home at your leisure. At this point we would have a session scheduled to complete your intake. At that time I will learn specifics about your circumstances and I let you know a plan moving forward and how I believe I can help. If I believe there is someone better suited to help you I will let you know that too.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Master’s in Counseling and a specialty in Marriage, Couple and Family therapy. I am also a Certified Play Therapist. I continue to improve my skills through advanced trainings several times a year and reading multiple clinical books monthly. I also have had the honor of being asked by my previous professors to teach graduate students at MidAmerica Nazarene University in their final coursework before graduating and becoming therapist themselves.