Cheryl Kolf, LPC MS MEd.
Cheryl started her journey employed as a special education teacher working with children and adolescents with intellectual and learning problems, attention deficit disorder and autism. As her student’s needs became greater her journey took her to the University of St. Thomas for her master certification in autism spectrum disorders and later to Viterbo University to earn a master’s degree in education and in mental health counseling. Cheryl has an established record helping children and adults deal with challenges, disappointments, and changes in their lives.
Cheryl uses a person-centered, strength-based approach and incorporates cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, narrative and wellness techniques into her counseling sessions. As her counseling career progressed, Cheryl has found success in working with individuals who are experiencing transitions, major depression, anxiety, and bipolar. She is an avid advocate in the areas of disabilities and the aging and believes all individuals have the right to determine how they want to live.
Cheryl values her faith and family and takes time for both daily. She enjoys reading, gardening, spending time in nature, and cooking, Cheryl thoroughly enjoys her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and counselor and it is reflected in her work.