Hi! I’m Cheryl Tarnofsky and I’m so glad you’re here.
I help women and teenage girls create fulfilled and meaningful lives. Perhaps you’re struggling with a recent traumatic incident or want to explore and process issues related to relationships, self-esteem, work or school.
We can go there, TOGETHER.
I meet my clients where they are at – we’ll go at your own pace and work collaboratively on what you want to accomplish. Together we can work to ensure that your voice is heard and supported, even in the midst of depression, anxiety, and stress.
I provide the opportunity for us to utilize art therapy in a safe, contained environment. We’ll be able to dive deep using creative expression when words aren’t enough. I believe that therapy doesn’t have to be super serious all the time and art is a great vehicle to let loose and have fun!
To learn more about art therapy, visit the Art Therapy page listed under ‘Services’.
I hold a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy Loyola Marymount University. I have extensive experience working with adolescents who’ve suffered acute trauma and have been subsequently removed from their homes. I’ve also worked with adults in outpatient and inpatient settings who struggle with substance abuse and co-occuring disorders (i.e., depression, anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders).
While what we do in therapy will be unique to every individual, I tend draw from a combination of mindfulness, art therapy and DBT/CBT (Dialectial/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
In my free time, I’m weaving on my loom at home, hanging out with my two cats, playing tennis, or training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.
- AATA (American Art Therapy Association)
- CAMFT (California Assoication of Marriage and Family Therapists)