Cheryl Fisher, PhD, NCC, LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and counselor-educator with 30 years of clinical and educational experience with individuals, families and children. She is a certified trauma professional and an abuse and domestic violence specialist with extensive clinical experience working with trauma survivors of all ages. Dr. Fisher was awarded the Governor’s Award for her clinical work in trauma. She has deployed with the American Red Cross Mental Health Team both locally and nationally.
An international presenter, Dr. Fisher conducts research in the areas of nature and mental health, in addition to spirituality and meaning-construction. One of her current research interests includes the examination of human-nature connection and spirituality in overall wellness. Dr. Fisher is the author of Mindfulness, Nature-Based Therapeutic Techniques for Children which examines the preventative and rehabilitative elements of engaging in nature.
She is a columnist- The Counseling Connoisseur- for Counseling Today Online. Dr. Fisher has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in the integration of psychology and spirituality, and an M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, gardening, and hanging out with family and her therapy dogs, Max and Elsa.