Cheryl Cox, LPC
Cheryl earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Longwood College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia.
Since the inception of her career in 1997, Cheryl has been passionately dedicated to treating clients with mental and/or health and substance abuse concerns. She has been supervising both Residents in Counseling and fully licensed clinicians since March 2015 (Cheryl is an approved supervisor in the State of Virginia).
Cheryl’s clinical experience includes working in a co-ed 28-day program for dually diagnosed individuals and serving for 19 years in three of Virginia’s Community Services Boards, which included positions as a case manager for seriously mentally ill adults, as a group/individual therapist to dually diagnosed adults, holding a supervisory position, and starting/maintaining an IOP program for men. Since 2018, Cheryl’s been employed in outpatient therapy settings, and has proudly been providing 100% telehealth services since COVID’s start in March of 2020. Cheryl is excited to be continuing her all-telehealth career journey with MySpectrum.
Cheryl’s therapeutic style is driven and centralized by her inherent value and belief that each person who comes to the therapy room is a unique individual with his, her, or their own personality traits, nuances, traits, and strengths. With Cheryl, you can expect a non-judgmental, genuine welcome from the first session, striving to cultivate curiosity, initial goal setting, and of course, to establish the main ingredient necessary for any therapeutic relationship: trust.
With her professional and personal values as a central focal point, Cheryl utilizes her seasoned experience to provide a wide span of therapeutic interventions, to include person-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused, Positive Psychology, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), trauma informed (to include polyvagal), acceptance and commitment (ACT), motivational interviewing, and IMAGO therapy for couples. Together, you and Cheryl can decide which technique, or combination of techniques, will most effectively assist you through your own specific set of symptoms and circumstances which you are bringing to the table. Through a solid therapeutic partnership, you can gain the steps and confidence necessary to become a more whole individual.
Throughout her career and currently, Cheryl’s passion is to serve those with a history of trauma/PTSD, substance use and abuse, anxiety, depression/mood concerns, ADHD/neuro divergency, and emotional issues related to physical health challenges (including pre and post bariatric surgery). She is a strong advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and has provided support for those in the various stages of hormonal and/or surgical gender reassignment. Cheryl’s scope of practice is serving high school graduates and older (generally, ages 17 +).
Cheryl is an avid music lover of all genres, as well as an appreciator of movies, theatre, anything creative, vegetarian food, animals, nature, and listening to audio books.
Cheryl looks forward to meeting you, and to the honor of being a guide on your path to wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
Call us today to schedule a Teletherapy appointment with Cheryl: 804-924-2236, option 1. You may also request an appointment through an online inquiry form found here.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss