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Introducing Cheri McDonald

Meet the founder of A Place to Turn!

Introducing Cheri McDonald PhD, LMFT, PATP, Certified Life Coach:

Expert Trauma Therapist and Holistic Integration Specialist

Dr. Cheri McDonald is your beacon of hope and healing, serving Westlake Village, Pasadena, and Los Angeles, California.

With 35+ years of expertise, Dr. Cheri is a trauma expert and trusted companion on your path to wholeness and happiness.

Her journey began with a Bachelor's in family sciences from Brigham Young University in 1983, followed by a Master's in marriage and family therapy from California Lutheran University in 1987. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical hypnotherapy from Pacific University in 2007.

Dr. Cheri developed Holistic Integral Therapy (HIT), uniting mind, body, and spirit for transformative healing. She offers tools and wisdom to navigate trauma's shadows.

She pioneered DrCheriBreakFree™, empowering individuals to carry life-altering changes into their families and communities.

Dr. Cheri combines specialties like hypnotherapy, EMDR, energy work, trauma-informed yoga, and IFS for accelerated healing.

She's helped countless individuals overcome complex PTSD and turn dreams into reality.

Begin your healing journey with Dr. Cheri McDonald, where transformation and true wholeness await.

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Education and Credentials

As the creator of Holistic Integral Therapy (HIT), Dr. Cheri guides clients toward integrating their inner healing intelligence and engaging their mind, body, and spirit for complete evolution and true wholeness. Her expertise enables clients to navigate the shadows of trauma, arming them with essential tools, insight, and wisdom to break free and embrace life-altering healing.

DrCheriBreakFree™ Consulting Program

Dr. Cheri also developed the DrCheriBreakFree™ consulting program, designed to support individuals in carrying their life-altering changes into their family and community. This program ensures success and continued integration work following the resolution of unresolved trauma, fostering sustained healing and growth.

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Unleashing Dreams and Empowering Lives

Cheri McDonald's unwavering passion lies in helping people and making their dreams come true. With her vast toolkit of therapeutic modalities, she has empowered individuals to become the best versions of themselves. Thousands have found healing and transformative recovery under her expert guidance. Dr. Cheri's dedication to her clients' well-being and her commitment to their dreams are unwavering.

Choose Cheri McDonald for expert trauma therapy, holistic integration, executive coaching and a pathway to a brighter future. Experience the profound impact of her specialized approach and embark on a journey of healing and sustainable change. Contact Dr. Cheri today and start transforming your life.

Let’s Work Together to Change Your Life!

Choose A Place to Turn for expert trauma therapy, holistic integration, executive coaching and a pathway to a brighter future. Experience the profound impact of our specialized approach and embark on a journey of healing and sustainable change. Contact us today and start transforming your life.