"A single act of kindness
can cause ripples of healing"
Cheryl Peats-Clarke, MS, LMHC
I am a Caribbean girl who really grew up in New York City—arrived there at the impressionable age of 13. When I have down time, these pictures below tell the story of who I am and what brings me joy. I love to travel near home and abroad, alone, with my husband and family, or with my friends. When I need to renew, you will find me surrounded by nature—trees, butterflies, birds, beaches, soothing sounds of nature—all of it soothes me and gets me grounded. And I love mangoes…I will go in search of mangoes whether they are in or out of season. I love books—for leisure, for deepening my faith walk and for continuing education in my craft. For me, counseling is home; it’s what I believe God gifted me to do and I am so glad I followed the path that led me to it.
I am passionate about the collaborative work of healing and treasure the trust people place in me in helping them get to next steps in their journey.
I enjoy listening to people’s life stories, helping them make connections and become empowered through their own life story, no matter what that looks like.
My Foundational Truths
Change is often challenging to navigate alone. I believe that people can achieve the transformation they need through the safety and partnership we create in therapy.
I believe that healing and transformation takes place as we understand and explore our attachment/relationship with our parents or caregivers and how those early parental relationships impact our relationships with significant persons in our lives today.
My Credentials & Experience
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns
Certified Behavioral Health Case Management Supervisor (CBHCMS)
ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Solution Focused Therapy
Codependency & Boundary Work
my therapy flow
Services are offered for individuals and couples.
Here’s what you can expect from me as we work together:
Discuss Your Goals
It is important to me to get to know what your therapy goals and expectations are. I ask questions to really understand this in our first session together.
Create a Safe Environment
I believe strongly in forming a healthy therapeutic relationship with you. It’s why I promote a sense of safety and non-judgmental space so that you feel a sense of warmth and security in opening up and beginning the journey towards becoming your most authentic self.
Understand Your Story
I believe your story is powerful and unique, and is a crucial part of your healing journey and deserves to be explored. I believe that it is imperative that we gather information about what happened to you from childhood to present day.
Using various approaches, I work collaboratively to help you become free from shame, fear and insecurities that cause you to feel stuck in life and relationships.
Establish Next Steps
As we progress in our work together, I like to assess where we are and how you want to move forward. Do we need to decrease the frequency of our time together? Are we now ready to end our time together because there are no longer issues you need to process? That is my personal goal and it is a joyous time for me when you no longer need my services!
I am a very down to earth person who values authenticity and transparency. I identify with the human struggle and have walked out my own healing in various areas of my life. My only focus when we work together is to help you get to the other side of whatever it is you are battling with, in order for you to live the life you were meant to live.
I utilize multiple treatment modalities: attachment theory, somatic work, ACT, CBT, mindfulness, practicing coping skills.
I work with individuals and couples experiencing trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, codependency and various life transitions.
I enjoy working with adults 18 and up and offer Christian Counseling if desired.