Cherise R. Boutin
SPECIALTY: Trauma, Attachment, Grief and Loss; Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples and Families
In our journeys through life we experience both pleasurable and distressing events. When these events reach a level of trauma and are not processed, or effectively integrated individuals may rely on less adaptive strategies to manage discomfort, stress and change. These strategies can negatively influence the way we perceive and interact with the world and effect our intuitive nature and our intentionality for seeking meaning and experiencing joy.
As a clinician my mission is to promote client-centered health, well-being and psychoeducational opportunities to assist in the transformation of personal challenges into life- enhancing opportunities for growth.
My practice is informed by a deeply attuned and heartfelt approach to my client’s emotional wellbeing. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have experience working with the LGBTQ community, grief and loss, chronic and acute stress as well as disrupted attachment. In my work with children I incorporate play, social learning and sensorimotor activities to impart self-regulatory and social skills. I have extensive post-graduate training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy focusing on the mitigation and treatment of anxiety, early relational trauma, post-traumatic stress and associated disturbances.
My work is grounded in internal family systems, sensorimotor methods, narrative therapy techniques, mindfulness practices and guided self-reflection to assist clients in a holistic healing process. I have over seven years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and individuals with traumatic stress and developmental trauma related to attachment. My strengths-based, collaborative approach provides the foundation for exploring and building treatment plans that honor the individual.