Cherie  Bridges Patrick

Cherie Bridges Patrick


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Ohio, Indiana Accepting Online
Updated April 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I get it. We have been everything to everyone, except ourselves. We learned early that our worth was attached to how much we did for others, how well we performed, or how well we stayed invisible or silent. While these strategies were effective for feeling valued or worthy or loveable, trying to outrun the hurt is not working. The pain is moving through you and all of your relationships. It will stay there until you're ready to name it, feel it, process it, and release it.

Emotional healing allows you to know what you know and feel your feelings and not become them. Together we learn to touch into your pain without becoming the narrative and use both to write a new story. We journey to explore how shame, self-betrayal, defensiveness, imposter syndrome, and procrastination show up in your body, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. We uncover the internal resources that you already have and develop practices that support your healing and growth.

It is my honor to travel with you every step of the way. I provide a safe, holding space for you to navigate your past to find and live into your best self.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents


  • Aetna (in-network in OH, IN)
  • Cigna (in-network in OH, IN)
  • Optum (in-network in OH, IN)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in OH, IN)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in OH, IN)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in OH, IN)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in IN)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in IN)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $175 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

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.


Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm to 7pm
  • Tue 11:30am to 1:30pm; 4pm to 7pm
  • Wed 11am to 1pm; 4pm to 7pm
  • Thu 11:30am to 1:30pm; 4 to 7pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Ohio: I-1200480-SUPV

Indiana: 34006117A