Cheryl Childers, MSW, LISW-CPS, SAE, SAP, ATR-P

Cheryl Childers is Founder and Executive Director of Beauty for Ashes Counseling, LLC. She is a long time resident of Greenville, SC. Cheryl is a Christ-follower first. She is happily married to her husband, Jeff, of over 20 years, and they have three marvelous children: Job, Gabriella and Elijah-Luke. SPECIALTIES Cheryl’s specialties are: Professional Consulting, Grief & Mourning, Chronic Illness, Medical trauma, Children & Adolescents, Sports Counseling, Career Identity, relationships, spiritual and identity crisis, Art Therapy, and addiction. EDUCATION Graduate of Saint Mary of the Woods College, Master of Arts in Art Therapy (MAAT): Clinical Art Therapy Certified in Disability Ministry, International Disability Institute Agoura Hills, CA Graduate of the University of South Carolina, Master of Social Work: Clinical and Medical Emphasis Graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Bachelor of Art: Psychology, Graphic Communications, Photography PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator Candidate (CDWF-Candidate) based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW Medical Social Worker in both the Mental Health and Medical Hospital and Hospice Fields Certificate of Chronic Illness Ministry Training led by Joni Erikson Tada Crisis Worker, Addiction Specialist, Adolescent and Woman’s Units at Patrick B. Harris State Psychiatric Hospital Crisis Pregnancy Counseling Training Arthritis Foundation Advocate and representative at The Arthritis Summit, addressing members of congress, Washington, DC Prior Spokesperson for Amgen representing Enbrel® (etanercept)‎ Prior Owner – Contributing Partner at Things to do Costa Rica Prior Volunteer Board Member and Family and Community Chair at South Carolina Calvert Academy Founder, Volunteer Board Member and Event Coordinator Chair at A Hero’s 5k 501(c)3 Prior Volunteer counselor and group leader at Prasso Ministries Prior Volunteer Counselor and Group Leader North Hills Community Church Prior Volunteer/Advocate for Rape Crisis/Recovery Prior Volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters MEMBERSHIPS National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – South Carolina Chapter North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) American Art Therapy Association (AATA) – President – South Carolina Chapter Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) AWARDS Recipient of The Commanders Awards for Public Service by the United States Army. Cheryl holds The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ workshops, and conducts art therapy groups to introduce individuals to the growing treatment modality of Art Therapy. These workshops are perfect for Ladies Retreats, Team Building, Family Bonding, Couples Bonding, etc. Cheryl does presentations and training to medical professionals and psychotherapists on the topic of stress management and healthcare burnout. Additionally she presents to groups around the greater Greenville, SC area helping them to find balance and joy in their everyday living.   Cheryl enjoys quiet time in her home art studio, long walks in the woods with Kyrie, her specially trained service/therapy dog, sipping Irish Breakfast Tea in front of a fire, and her relationships with close friends and family. She recently illustrated a book for Michelle Medlock Adams, The Little Angel Gets a BIG Job, and her own children’s book about Worry and a book about trauma recovery. You can find her on Amazon at this link. Contact Cheryl if you are interested in having her speak to your group or would like to set-up a professional burnout strategy meeting with your staff: cheryl@beautyforashescounseling.org