My name is Cherie. I am originally from south Louisiana and now make my home in Austin Texas. I love to cook and spend time outdoors. My idea of a good time is feeding people and then sitting around a fire pit outside with them for hours and hours. My other interests include yoga, walking, hiking, and very basic (and sporadic) attempts at strength training. I am the mother of two highly creative sons in their 20’s who are finding their way through early adulthood living in different states, which for me is bittersweet.
I am a genuine recovering control freak. I know what it is like to believe I am independent, in control but still hustling for validation from others; cringing at the word “codependent” while relating to all the traits of one. The process of grieving, acceptance, and letting go of this way of being has been brutally challenging and enormously freeing. This inner freedom is what I am called to serve others in finding. What really sucks is that the brutality of the process is usually the way, but we don’t have to go it alone. Your path is unique but the range of human emotion you encounter on the path is universal.
I work mostly with people approaching middle age and older, who are struggling with life changes that have disrupted things to the point where usual patterns of coping no longer serve. In working through the disruptions we often find that boundaries need shoring up, self-esteem is in need of recovery, and that deeper healing is possible and deserved. This process gives rise to the value of stepping into the wholeness of who you really are.
If you are reeling from a life change (or many) that has you feeling out of control, and are finding that the usual sources of support and self-care are not offering the relief you need, I can absolutely relate. My mission is to offer you a new way forward.