Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT

Psychotherapist located in Westlake Village, CA

About Dr. Cheri

Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed therapist, Integral Coach and CEO of A Place to Turn, Inc., serving patients in and around Westlake Village, California. At her practice, Dr. Cheri works from a holistic perspective as she interweaves her psychotherapy training and intuitive coaching skills to assisting her clients in healing from their trauma.

Dr. Cheri is the creator of DrCheriBreakFree™, a holistic program that walks the client used through their shadows of trauma, ensuring the client has the tools, insight, and wisdom needed to break free and embrace life-altering healing.

She also created her Integral Coaching program aimed to helping the evolved client integrate their healing into their day-to-day life in their community after being sidelined by their emotional blocks and unresolved trauma.

Dr. Cheri’s work delves beyond the talk modalities and encourages the Inner Healer to rise for true healing and life-altering changes. She is the author of three Best Seller books; Whisperings From Within: Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self; Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Roots, Rebound and Rise; Healing the Healer Within: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Potential.

She also created her Integral Coaching program aimed to helping the evolved client integrate their healing into their day-to-day life in their community after being sidelined by their emotional blocks and unresolved trauma.

Dr. Cheri’s work delves beyond the talk modalities and encourages the Inner Healer to rise for true healing and life-altering changes. She specializes in psychedelic assisted-therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, and energy work.

She is the author of three Best Seller books; Whisperings From Within: Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self; Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Roots, Rebound and Rise; Healing the Healer Within: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Potential. She received her Bachelor of Science in family sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1983. Dr. McDonald continued her education at California Lutheran University where she obtained her Master of Science in marriage and family therapy in 1987. She then received her doctoral degree in philosophy of clinical hypnotherapy at American Pacific University in Hawaii, in 2007.

For over 35 years, Dr. Cheri has empowered clients to become the best versions of themselves. She has helped thousands of individuals unbury from the avalanche of complex PTSD to find healing and sustainable recovery. Dr. Cheri loves people and helping them break free and heal at last!

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A Place To Turn, Inc

Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed therapist, Integral Coach and CEO of A Place to Turn, Inc., serving patients in and around Westlake Village, California. At her practice, Dr. Cheri works from a holistic perspective as she interweaves her psychotherapy training and intuitive coaching skills to assisting her clients in healing from their trauma.

Dr. Cheri is the creator of DrCheriBreakFree™, a holistic program that walks the client used through their shadows of trauma, ensuring the client has the tools, insight, and wisdom needed to break free and embrace life-altering healing.

She also created her Integral Coaching program aimed to helping the evolved client integrate their healing into their day-to-day life in their community after being sidelined by their emotional blocks and unresolved trauma.

Dr. Cheri’s work delves beyond the talk modalities and encourages the Inner Healer to rise for true healing and life-altering changes. She is the author of three Best Seller books; Whisperings From Within: Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self; Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Roots, Rebound and Rise; Healing the Healer Within: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Potential.

She also created her Integral Coaching program aimed to helping the evolved client integrate their healing into their day-to-day life in their community after being sidelined by their emotional blocks and unresolved trauma.

Dr. Cheri’s work delves beyond the talk modalities and encourages the Inner Healer to rise for true healing and life-altering changes. She specializes in psychedelic assisted-therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, and energy work.

She is the author of three Best Seller books; Whisperings From Within: Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self; Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Roots, Rebound and Rise; Healing the Healer Within: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Potential. She received her Bachelor of Science in family sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1983. Dr. McDonald continued her education at California Lutheran University where she obtained her Master of Science in marriage and family therapy in 1987. She then received her doctoral degree in philosophy of clinical hypnotherapy at American Pacific University in Hawaii, in 2007.

For over 35 years, Dr. Cheri has empowered clients to become the best versions of themselves. She has helped thousands of individuals unbury from the avalanche of complex PTSD to find healing and sustainable recovery. Dr. Cheri loves people and helping them break free and heal at last!


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Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed therapist, Integral Coach and CEO of A Place to Turn, Inc., serving patients in and around Westlake Village, California. At her practice, Dr. Cheri works from a holistic perspective as she interweaves her psychotherapy training and intuitive coaching skills to assisting her clients in healing from their trauma.

Dr. Cheri is the creator of DrCheriBreakFree™, a holistic program that walks the client used through their shadows of trauma, ensuring the client has the tools, insight, and wisdom needed to break free and embrace life-altering healing.

She also created her Integral Coaching program aimed to helping the evolved client integrate their healing into their day-to-day life in their community after being sidelined by their emotional blocks and unresolved trauma.

Dr. Cheri’s work delves beyond the talk modalities and encourages the Inner Healer to rise for true healing and life-altering changes. She is the author of three Best Seller books; Whisperings From Within: Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self; Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Roots, Rebound and Rise; Healing the Healer Within: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Potential.

She also created her Integral Coaching program aimed to helping the evolved client integrate their healing into their day-to-day life in their community after being sidelined by their emotional blocks and unresolved trauma.

Dr. Cheri’s work delves beyond the talk modalities and encourages the Inner Healer to rise for true healing and life-altering changes. She specializes in psychedelic assisted-therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, and energy work.

She is the author of three Best Seller books; Whisperings From Within: Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self; Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Roots, Rebound and Rise; Healing the Healer Within: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Potential. She received her Bachelor of Science in family sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1983. Dr. McDonald continued her education at California Lutheran University where she obtained her Master of Science in marriage and family therapy in 1987. She then received her doctoral degree in philosophy of clinical hypnotherapy at American Pacific University in Hawaii, in 2007.

For over 35 years, Dr. Cheri has empowered clients to become the best versions of themselves. She has helped thousands of individuals unbury from the avalanche of complex PTSD to find healing and sustainable recovery. Dr. Cheri loves people and helping them break free and heal at last!


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