Specializing in the needs of Women, Children and their families, Cherie Spehar, LCSW is your partner in healing. She will help you unlock unhelpful perceptions or heal from past trauma that holds you back from experiencing the true, amazing potential of your life.
No longer just a buzzword, we now know that Trauma-Informed Care is an approach that is a mindset, a practice, a philosophy, and evidenced-based science. Here at Smiling Spirit Pathways, I work with an integrative system of these pillars that encompasses mindfulness-based and expressive therapies, working in partnership with the body, brain, and spirit.
As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I am highly enthusiastic about the softness and power of healing through play. Play is the child’s language and is their natural expression of mood, emotions, scary thoughts, traumatic stories, joys and celebrations.
As a trained Journal Therapist and lifelong word lover, I’ve found Journal Therapy to be a potent and profound writing process. It is based on specific techniques and prompts designed to release trauma, receive clarity, and develop sensory regulation.
Ecotherapy promotes mindfulness and engages the senses by working with the natural world with all its elements and wonders, providing pathways to swifter healing, grounding, and centering - critical skills for calming a nervous system.