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Awaken Wellness, PLLC 

Erika Cherry, MS, LMHC 

 Psychotherapy, Empowerment Coaching and Consulting 


Life is a journey...
You can't get from one place to the next without transition

Life transitions have a way of creating chaos that can lead to opportunities of understanding and growth.


But before we get to the understanding or the growth, we often have to go through pretty turbulent times that leave us feeling powerless, unheard, helpless in decision making, confused and unsure about ourselves or our ability to go forward. In short, we feel STUCK. 

I know navigating transitions can be hard, but what choice do you have?

You either stay stuck believing that there is no possible way through this point in your life...or you create a path forward.    

At Awaken Wellness, we can help you build awareness and understanding of your needs, and explore life's obstacles with the curiosity needed to seek opportunities of growth so you can find that forward motion in your journey. 

There is no need to walk alone. Click below to learn more about how you can discover your path to wellness. 

Therapeutic Approach

Therapy is a process that involves

  • remembering unpleasant events and emotions;

  • bringing awareness to destructive and self-sabotaging behavior or communication patterns; and

  • discovering more deeply who you are at your core.  


Being on this path of remembering, awareness, and discovery can ignite overwhelming intellectual, emotional, physical, or spiritual responses.

My goal is to create a space for clients to explore those responses without limiting themselves with labels and expectations that do not promote forward movement.

I infuse trauma-informed mindful awareness with an intersectional approach to treatment that highlights the complex, and often overlapping, cultural, spiritual, familial, societal and historical factors that contribute to a person’s identity and perspective.

Emotional work is hard, and it can often leave you with feelings of discomfort. This is to be expected. I encourage you to go through the therapeutic process with a mindset of curious self-discovery. 


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At Awaken Wellness, We Believe... 

  • Awareness is a first line of defense when dismantling limiting thoughts and beliefs.

  • Ignorance can be bliss; and it can be dangerous.

  • Understanding yields perspective... perspective yields understanding.

  • History can be guidance and wisdom for the present.

  • We often learn of ourselves through adversity.

  • Each role and intersection of a person's life can consist of competing expectations that can cause internal conflicts and emotional imbalance. 

  • Consequences are not "good" or "bad". They are just changes in an environment (internal or external) that follow a behavior.

  • The power to create personal change lies within oneself... not somebody else.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

― Viktor E. Frankl

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