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Cheri McDonald(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California
Life coaching- Trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Entrepreneur mental health-Imposter syndrome-Life purpose & meaning-
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Professional statement

Dr. Cheri McDonald LMFT has over 35 years of expertise, she dedicated to being a trusted advocate on your path to wholeness and happiness."

Through her decades of experience, Dr Cheri developed Holistic Integral Therapy, or HIT, to unite YOUR mind, body, and spirit for transformative healing. This approach helps you integrate your inner healing intelligence and engage all aspects of yourself for complete evolution and true wholeness.

Learning from her clients, Dr Cheri’s desire is to provide you with the tools and wisdom necessary to navigate the shadows of trauma, helping you break free and embrace life-altering healing.

By combining specialties like hypnotherapy, EMDR, IFS energy work, and trauma-informed yoga, she aims to accelerate your healing process."

She developed the DrCheriBreakFree™ program to support you in carrying your life-altering changes into your family and community, ensuring continued integration and sustained healing."

Her commitment is to empower you to become the best version of yourself. Thousands have found healing and transformative recovery under her guidance.

Dr Cheri’s passion lies in helping you overcome complex PTSD and turn your dreams into reality. She has assisted and witnessed countless individuals transform their lives through our work together.

Her holistic approach has changed lives as it teaches her clients to tap into their inner healing intelligence where they can finally be whole again.

Join Dr Cheri for expert trauma therapy, holistic integration, executive coaching, and a pathway to a brighter future.


Message to clients

I believe therapy can be transformative when itt unites your mind, body, and spirit allowing what's already within you to grow, expand, and take on your personal blueprint for health and wellness.

To assist with this my HIT approach assures you the experience of integrating your inner healing intelligence and engage all aspects of yourself for complete evolution and true wholeness. Together, we discover the tools and wisdom necessary to navigate the shadows of your trauma, helping you break free and embrace life-altering healing.

I work collaboratively with you to provide the experience of being seen and listened to without judgment. I use creative questions and exercises to help you explore different facets of yourself and develop concrete skills to navigate emotions and relationships mindfully.

My passion lies in helping you overcome complex PTSD and turn your dreams into reality. I've seen countless individuals transform their lives through our work together. My holistic approach has changed lives as it teaches my clients to tap into their inner healing intelligence where they can finally be whole again.

Join me for expert trauma therapy, holistic integration, executive coaching, and a pathway to a brighter future.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 37 years

A Place to Turn, Owner- Clinical Director
Ventura County Children Protective Services , Supervisor and Children's Social Worker

Pacific University, Doctorate in Philosophy of Clinical Hypnotherapy, 2008
California Lutheran University, Master in Marriage and Family Therapy, 1987
Brigham Young University, Bachelor in Family Science , 1983

Licensure

California: 27359

Languages

English

Specialties

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Cheri McDonald is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $275

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Our standard fee for cash-paying clients is $275 per session. If you provide proof of financial challenges, a sliding scale is available as we aim to ensure everyone has access to help. Please note there is a 24-hour cancellation policy, and a full service fee of $275 will be charged for late cancellations or no-shows.


Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.