Hi, my name is Cherie' Cassara. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.  I have been trained in both Gottman and Emotionally focused for couples.  I am a trauma specialist certified in EMDR. I offer a safe, peaceful and non-judgmental environment with the goal being to inspire growth to discover a new way to cope from within to be able to live a more resilient life.  I specialize in all relationship difficulties.


I received my Bachelors of Arts Degree from Vanguard University of Southern California in Clinical Psychology and went on to earn a Masters of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy.


For those interested in office based services,  I offer my services in a peaceful office in Laguna Hills, California at 23282 Mill Creek Drive, Suite 220, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.      I  also offer my services for Equine Assisted EMDR in Lake Forest, California with an entire herd of horses.                   


My Certifications include: 

  •  EMDR Certified

  •  Trained in Emotionally Focused & Gottman Couples Therapy

  •  Prepare and Enrich (premarital couples counseling)

  •  EAGALA Certified (Equine Assisted)

  •  Certified in Domestic Violence Advocacy & Battered Women's Syndrome

  •  Sexual Assault

  •  Mediation Certification

I have a family understood insight and soft heart for 1st Responders who run toward danger while the rest of us run away.   Many of my immediate family members and closest friends serve in this field.      


                My Specialties are :

                                        • Trauma                                                                         

                                                 • Grief Work

                                                 • Couples                                 

                                                 • Individuals 


                                                 • Families 

                                                    • Co-Dependent Attachment in Relationship    

                                     • Recurring Stress Issues for  1st Responders/


                                                   Medical Professionals/  


                                                 • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault                                                                                  • Victims of Crime




                      I provide Equine Assisted adjunct services for other therapists too!! 



 "There is something  about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"

                                                            Winston Churchill                                                  

Horses have many attributes that cause them to be amazing agents of change for the human being.




"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. "


Shannon Ralls Lemon





    Cherie M. Cassara, MA, LMFT # 90709


           Couples & Trauma Specialist

       EAGALA Certified & EMDR Certified

       25422 Trabuco Road, Ste 105-281                

               Lake Forest CA 92630

                          (714) 468-2512  


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