Paula Cherry, MA, LPC, LCAS

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I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 9, 2009 with a
Master of Arts in Counseling and a Certificate in Substance Abuse.  I am
credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical
Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in the state of North Carolina. I have 8 years
of counseling experience specific to the substance abuse population. I have
served individuals who were incarcerated at the time of treatment and many were
dually diagnosed with chemical addiction as well as mental illness. Currently my private practice office hours at Cameron Valley Psychotherapy and Counseling Associates are on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. I have evening hours available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I subscribe to an eclectic approach in therapy as I utilize Carl Rogers'
"Humanistic Therapy" by incorporating aspects of empathy, acceptance,
and unconditional positive regard during my sessions with clients. I also
utilize "Cognitive-Behavioral" therapy by encouraging clients to try
different behaviors as well as "Solution-Focus Brief Therapy"
designed to maintain focus on positive change and how to achieve goals. When
working with Substance Abuse or Substance Dependence individuals I utilize the
"Motivational Interviewing" techniques, which provide clients a
non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-adversarial environment allowing
them to focus their energy on intrinsic solutions instead of defense mechanisms
designed to protect their addiction.

As I begin to work with clients we will specify goals, methods, risks, and
benefits of treatment. We will also approximate the time commitment, costs and
other aspects of your particular situation. Periodically, we will review and
make appropriate adjustments to your goals, treatment plan, and methods of

It is my desire that those seeking counseling services find a therapist who can
provide a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental place to work toward a more
balanced and healthy life. If you decide I am that person then I look forward
to speaking with you.

Paula Cherry Reaches

Charlotte NC