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Cheryl Lister
Cheryl Lister

Cheryl Lister

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Introduction: I have been counseling individuals, couples and groups for 25 years, addressing content ranging from depression to communication issues, anxiety to work-life balance. I have a transpersonal/relational approach: I believe and know that you already possess the wisdom to heal. You need a safe space and witness; and someone who can "hear" the unspoken spaces between the lines of your words, to help reflect back to you the wisdom you already embody, to be everything you ever wished for. In my non-judgmental approach you are safe to discover your deepest healing, within.

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Hired 6 times

Serves Virginia Beach, VA

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15 years in business

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PayPal, Venmo

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Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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A. T.

Therapy and Counseling

Cheryl is professional, knowledgeable, warm-hearted, great listener, non-judgemental and provides me with wonderful support. <3
Cheryl Lister's reply
Thank you so much for the kind review, A! It is much appreciated as quite a few clients have mentioned they do thoroughly read reviews to help them make an informed choice in who they decide to work with. I highly value the deep work you are doing to realize your highest potential. With challenges, you show again and again, the resilience and results that can happen when you apply the tools you have to meet your obstacles. It feels like the obstacles melt into magical opportunities for new light and joy. What more could we want? My best, looking forward to our next session:)
Jul 18, 2020
Patricia A.

Therapy and Counseling

Cheryl is kind and empathetic. I have had more results in two sessions with her than six sessions with someone I was seeing in person. I will continue with Cheryl until we reach the goals we have established. I look forward to my sessions with her. Patti
Cheryl Lister's reply
Thank you so much, Patricia, for your review. I had chills as you shared this feedback with me during our session, as it is so inspiring, and gratifying, to see the healing steps that clients such as you can take so quickly and effectively. I am so pleased to know how well you are doing and look forward to our continued journey into YOU and the "happy go lucky you" that you see in your mind's eye. I see her, too.
Jun 12, 2020
Kelly H.

Therapy and Counseling

Cheryl is so amazing! She helped my husband so much after just one phone call! She is so attentive and helpful! Highly recommend!
Cheryl Lister's reply
Kelly, thank you so much for the lovely review, it helps other clients so much to read a bit about others' experiences. I was deeply touched that you reached out on your husband's behalf to connect us, and I fully believe that he is on way into an upward path of healing which of course positively affects everyone around him. I am always inspired by couples who work in partnership, who have each other's backs, as you have with him. Thank you, I've got his back, too. :)
May 25, 2020
Lisa P.

Therapy and Counseling

Cheryl made me feel very comfortable from the moment we started talking. She was very positive and seemed very excited about working with me.
Cheryl Lister's reply
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for the very kind review, I appreciate it so much! You're right, I am excited about working with you on your goals and personal journey. I have a deep trust in the process, and in our shared human ability to transform our challenges into purpose-filled, open paths of joy and love:). I look forward to our continued sessions and will see you again soon.
May 19, 2020
Jane D.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

This rating is based on our consultation. She listened carefully to what I am looking; asking lots of questions to make sure we clicked. I am looking forward to working with her!
Cheryl Lister's reply
Hi Jane, I so appreciate your taking time to post a review. I am very much looking forward to our work together. You are highly articulate, emotionally intelligent and clearly creating the environment for your life and relationships to be led at their highest potential. Thank you for your transparency and for sharing your challenges and goals with me. Warmly, Cheryl
Apr 2, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Currently I am offering a lower fee than my standard, in light of the unsettling, complex times we find ourselves in. For individual sessions, I offer $125; for couples my fee is $150. If you purchase a series of sessions we can discuss a discount. If you have extraordinary financial challenges, please discuss any possible additional reduction in my fee. Please note I do not take insurance.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I welcome any and all questions for you to feel comfortable with me prior to a session. If needed, we can have a short, free phone call if that would also help you get a feeling for me. Most often, sessions are once a week at the same time and day, for 50 minutes. In between, I welcome email exchanges as my clients often have "assignments" in between sessions, and I am always happy to know how it's going. I use venmo, PayPal, zelle for receiving payment prior to a session.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara; and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. I am an Ordained Minister and engage in non-denominational counseling with my clients: I meet you where you are, so each session may look quite different from one client to the next. My intention is to be highly attuned and present to you, to listen, to see you, to witness you. From there, we begin to discover the clues to who you are, where you want to go, and how to get there.

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