Cheri L McDonald

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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(818) 305-6249 Website

Cheri L McDonald

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

A Place to Turn, Inc
5743 Corsa Ave
Suite 207
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 305-6249
Offers online therapy

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About

To put it simply, I love people. I work from a direct approach so my Ideal client includes those who are willing to do the work by actively participating in their personal growth as we combat the current challenges they may face. I believe in the mantra, "Two minds are greater than one." As a result, I advocate innovative ways starting where you are at for change in mind, body and spirit. I offer tools and modalities together with you toward gaining the necessary insight and increase awareness for change for health, well-being and happiness.
A a Trauma Recovery Specialist, I treat complex dynamics, which includes, developmental, relational and residual trauma from abuse, addiction,crime and critical incidents. I use therapeutic techniques and individual specific formulas, which, merge the left and right brain memory for complete recovery and healing.
My thirty years of practice has afforded me the opportunity to acquire a wealth of wisdom to implementing tools suited for each individual, relationship and familys' needs. I work in a proactive way encouraging personal growth, positive change and paving ways toward taking action with the "ICAN" attitude.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $225 - $300
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • First Health
  • HMC Healthworks
  • Holman Group
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 37 Years
  • License: California / 27359
  • School: American Pacific University
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Yogaworks / RYT 500
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: EMDRIA / EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Cheri L McDonald's Groups

To Love ...& BeYond Group--

Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Root, Rebound & Rise. We create a road map for conquering the rippling impact of complex trauma on the individual and the marriage. We start at the root from where they are at, rebound back and rise from the anguish of the past and transform like a diamond in the rough. This teamwork approach brings to the surface rituals and symbolic steps to achieving the life of joyous desires. Awaken your truth ; Rejuvenate and break the shame; Real-I-zation; Renew your heart; Revive your voice; Restore your power ; Resurrect your life.

More about this group

Location

A Place to Turn, Inc
5743 Corsa Ave
Suite 207
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 305-6249
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Native American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021
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Cheri L McDonald

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT