She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Cherise Arzaga is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing telehealth psychotherapy in the general Bay Area. Many of her clients have found telehealth to be extremely beneficial while managing demanding schedules and family lives. She has worked across lifespans but truly enjoys working with adults who are experiencing life transitions, work stress and perfectionism, and challenging relationship issues.
Cherise’s practice has a special commitment to nurturing the inherent strengths and confidence in a person to change distressing patterns and create growth. She is engaged, curious, compassionate, and at times humorous. She has been described as warm with a practical and calming presence. She will listen and unravel your story, highlight the ways in which culture and society have influenced this, discuss how past traumas and experiences have shaped who you are, and find ways to integrate your experiences today to live a more authentic life. Sessions are guided to help you discover new insights about yourself and learn practical coping skills to manage your feelings and foster your emotional and spiritual growth.
Cherise is trained in various evidence-based treatments, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is a Trauma-Informed Therapist. She integrates a holistic approach guiding individuals to make choices that align best with their therapeutic goals.
Cherise currently works full-time at UCSF Health in the Collaborative Care Model. She has served in innovative positions creating and implementing behavioral health programs to identify and reach gaps in patient care. This direct practice is her passion project to increase access to high quality, evidenced-based treatment that is free from judgement and respectful of diversity and inclusion.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Cherise Arzaga is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
UCSF Health, Collaborative Care LCSW, 2019 - Present
Stanford Health, Verizon Media/Yahoo! Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Kaiser Permanente Southbay, Adult, Family Medicine LCSW, 2017 - 2019
Department of Mental Health Long Beach, Adult LCSW, 2014 - 2017
Telecare, Crisis Counselor/MSW, 2012 - 2014
CSU Long Beach, MSW in Social Work, 2012
CSU Long Beach, Bachelors in Social Work, 2011
CSU Long Beach, Bachelors in Human Development, 2011
CSU Long Beach, Certificate in Gerontology, 2011