Over the coming weeks we want to introduce you to members of CRR’s Clinical Team who you may not yet know. This week we invite you to take a few minutes to get to know a little bit more about Cheryl Schenck.
Cheryl Schenck is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals and couples, and leads groups. Cheryl has been with the Center for Relational Recovery since 2012. After she spent almost twenty years as an occupational therapist working with children with disabilities, she felt a drawing to the field of counseling after walking through her own personal journey of healing through therapy and spiritual connection. She and her husband, Rob, moved out of their Virginia home and began a mid-life adventure, splitting their living between Washington, DC and Seattle, where Cheryl entered a graduate program at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She was excited to be trained in an environment at the dynamic intersection of Christian faith and the best psychological theory and practice.
Cheryl says she finds her work deeply fulfilling and feels she has found the place where she is meant to be. “It is a deep honor to be able to sit with men and women as they step into significant places of hurting and pain,” she says, “and help them find new avenues of freedom and joy.”
Cheryl married her high-school sweetheart, Rob, a minister, author, and speaker, and has two adult children. She enjoys reading, swimming, and—theoretically, at least, playing guitar and piano—which she does far too little of these days! She and Rob live in Washington, DC. Cheryl sees clients in both downtown Washington and at the Center’s main offices in Leesburg, Virginia.