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 Lake Forest, California on a horse ranch. I also offer my services for Equine Assisted EMDR at the ranch with an entire herd of horses.
My Certifications include:
Trained in Emotionally Focused & Gottman Couples Therapy
Prepare and Enrich (premarital couples counseling)
EAGALA Trained (Equine Assisted)
Certified in Domestic Violence Advocacy & Battered Women's Syndrome
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 :
• Grief Work
• Co-Dependent Attachment in Relationship
• Recurring Stress Issues for 1st Responders/
• 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"