Cheryl Childers, MSW, LISW-CP, SAE, SAP, ATR-Intern

Cheryl Childers is Founder and Executive Director of Beauty for Ashes Counseling, LLC. She is a long time resident of Greenville, SC. She moved here from Newtown Connecticut over 20 years ago where she was a lifetime resident. She grew up in the small sleepy town, and Graduated from Newtown High School in Sandy Hook and still has many family members and friends in that area. She asks that you continue to pray for Newtown and Sandy hook as they continue to mourn and grieve. 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. Cheryl’s oldest son, Job, is the creator and singer for Greenville’s premier pop-synth band Anthem. You will find Cheryl at many of their live venues. Cheryl is a big volleyball fan, and is her daughters biggest fan. Her daughter plays for Erskine Volleyball. You will find Cheryl at many of the Clemson, Furman & Erskine volleyball games. You will find Cheryl at her youngest sons Lacrosse games throughout Greenville and robotics tournaments through out the state. 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. SPECIALTIES Cheryl’s specialties are: Professional Consulting, Grief & Mourning, Chronic Illness, Children & Adolescents, Sports Counseling, Career Identity, relationships, spiritual and identity crisis, Art Therapy, and addiction. EDUCATION Current Student of Saint Mary of the Woods College, Master of Arts in Art Therapy (MAAT 2017): 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 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 Elect – South Carolina Chapter Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) Professional and Community Presentations AWARDS Recipient of The Commanders Awards for Public Service by the United States Army. Cheryl holds workshops and art therapy groups to introduce individuals to the growing treatment modality of Art Therapy. This is 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. 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. Contact Info: cheryl@beautyforashescounseling.org