Cheryl  Schenck
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Cheryl Schenck

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, CSAT
Washington DC, Virginia Not Accepting Online
King Street Metro Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Washington DC and Virginia therapists on Zencare.

Updated October 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sex addiction

Professional statement

Cheryl Schenck is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA who works with clients for trauma, anxiety, and depression Additionally, she welcomes both individuals and couples needing help because of sexual addiction and compulsivity, and betrayal trauma of the partner.

Many of Cheryl's clients are struggling to find a way out of feeling anxious or overwhelmed, or are finding that current and past traumas are impacting their ability to feel peace of mind. Cheryl works from a psychodynamic lens to help clients tap into deeper sources of their challenges and places of pain, and works with them to connect to their internal world, implementing new behavioral patterns that allow them to connect to their authentic selves.

Warm, compassionate, and engaging, Cheryl derives deep-felt meaning in accompanying her clients through their healing journeys. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I look forward to being able to sit with you and help you find your place of healing, a sense of well being, and connection with others. I believe in the power of the relationship in the therapy itself, and its value in conveying that to healthy and connected relationships in the rest of life. In working through hard stuff like past trauma, or current betrayals, or facing the hard realities of the behaviors you don’t want, its so important to feel safe, and know that you won’t be judged. That’s what you will find in my office. I bring warmth and comfort while at the same time dealing with uncomfortable emotions, and difficulties that need to be resolved.


Specialties

Trauma - Early trauma - Healing and coping with the effects of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, as well as developmental trauma from ongoing neglect and missed emotional needs Betrayal trauma - Coping and managing the crisis from discovery of your partner’s sexual infidelity, sexual addiction, or unknown compulsive sexual behaviors

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce compulsive sexual behaviors; healing and coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges that drive the behavior, develop and grow to have healthy relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Cheryl Schenck is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Initial session: $195 (50min)

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

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

King Street Metro practice
113 S. West St., Suite 202, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00noon - 8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present
Center for Relational Recovery, 2009 - 2012
Occupational Therapist, Fairfax Co Public Schools, 1994 - 2009

Seattle School for Theology and Psychology, Counseling Psychology MA, 2012
State University of New York at Buffalo, Occupational Therapy BS, 1994


Languages

English