Cherie Bridges Patrick
She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW PhD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Cherie Bridges Patrick is a clinical social worker licensed in Ohio and Indiana. She works with adults over the age of 24. Many of Cherie’s clients come in when they feel stuck or have problems with their emotions, leaving them feeling overwhelmed with stress, sadness, anger, worry, or fear. Cherie is particularly passionate about helping people in the Black community who, through experiences of trauma and racialized stress, feel disconnected from their authentic selves. They are ready to break free from socially imposed narratives to learn how to prioritize their emotional and mental health.
Cherie has advanced trauma training and education and utilizes polyvagal theory, internal family systems, and compassionate inquiry to help clients learn how their autonomic nervous system conditioning contributes to emotional (dys)regulation and (un)healthy patterns of behavior and interaction. In session, Cherie focuses on building her clients’ awareness of how their body sensations, thoughts, feelings, memories, and beliefs inform every aspect of their lives. This approach supports connection to innate resources that help clients feel safe in their own bodies, regulate their emotions, and understand how their lives are impacted. Cherie's style is engaging and intended to build relational safety where clients feel seen and heard.
Cherie received her MSSW from the University of Tennessee. She has worked as a therapist and clinical supervisor in multiple community mental health settings serving youth and families. Outside of private practice, she provides global consulting services in the areas of trauma, polyvagal therapy, and the impact of trauma on state-building and reconciliation processes. Cherie also enjoys hiking in the mountains, connecting with nature, traveling, and photography. Cherie offers remote services.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I am open to discussing a pay-what-you-can plan for folks who are ready to do the work and are tight on resources.
Years of Experience: 17 years
Compassionate Inquiry, Compassionate Inquiry Professional Inquiry, 2023
PESI, Navigating Racialized Trauma and Our Nation's Upheaval, 2022
Education for Racial Equity, Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism Certificate, 2021
R.C. Seminars, Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice, 2021
Antioch University, PhD Leadership & Change, 2020
Evergreen Certifications, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional , 2020
University of Tennessee, Master's of Science in Social Work, 2007
Capital University, Bachelor's of Social Work, 2006