Trained as a *counselor -therapist I've come to find a more fulfilling approach through the practice of Transformational Life Coach. Online therapy (coaching sessions) is available anywhere across the globe!
Transitioning from marketing and contract management, I was allowed the opportunity to return to school and study my life's dream of working with people in overcoming childhood trauma and abuse. Education includes a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology through Argosy University (2007), and in the home stretch of completing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. Also, pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. specializing in Transpersonal Counseling through the University of Sedona. Trained as a psychotherapist I've come to find a more fulfilling approach to helping others through the practice of "Transformational Life Coaching" (online therapy and in person).
*counselor - therapist (psychotherapist), adheres to the concept of the medical disease model of mental disorders prescribes. Mainly, that the client is viewed as ill with a pathological or pathogenic diagnosis in need of treatment.
I believe we all have the answers within; the key to unlocking those answers is what we work on in session!
Together we learn how to apply analytic thinking from business application and adapt it to creating a catalyst of change. This change occurs when we are able to see full spectrum, our reactions and reactive behaviors. As your Transformational Life Coach we can work together in finding new and effective ways for moving forward.
Online therapy aka counseling coaching sessions also available. When we begin to listen to our soul and seek assistance through our support system or professionals, there is a shift in our consciousness and change will be able to take place! Personal healthy empowerment and inner peace are among the goals behind all of the approaches that I use in session.
Recovery (from childhood sexual abuse) for men is possible, the silence will be broken….
My Experience (male perspective)
“I was first exposed to pornography at a young age and began watching it frequently in my mid to late teens. It was something that I kept mostly secret, except to friends who were involved in their own forms of sexual exploitation and seemed to normalize the behavior. After sometime, my pornography watching escalated into visiting massage parlors and prostitutes / escorts to indulge in sexual desires and fantasies; this I kept hidden from everyone. Looking back on it, there was a bit of a dichotomy that existed. On one hand, I thought this wasn’t a problem and that I could stop these behaviors at any time if I really wanted to, but on the other hand I felt hopeless, stuck and that there was no way to get out of this.
Subsequently, partly spurred by seeing a friend make a change in his life, I decided that I had to start be completely honest with myself and others whom I cared form. At this time I knew I needed help and sought out Cheryl. It was very challenging to disclose what I was doing to her, because I had been keeping a secret so well for so many years and felt so much shame. However, Cheryl made this process much easier with her warmth, understanding and compassion.
Aside from this, the person that I opened up to first was the one who I was hurting the most, my wife at the time. She made the decision to leave the relationship and I made the decision to continue counseling. It was very hard to separate from her, but opening up to her and continuing therapy was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Sessions have not always been easy, and Cheryl has had such great insight as to when she needed to challenge me and when she needed to ease back. With her I have felt safe, supported, respected and empowered with the courage to examine my addictive / compulsive behaviors and change and grow. I can’t say enough about her abilities as a Life Coach.
In conclusion, I no longer watch pornography, visit massage parlors / prostitutes or indulge in any type of behaviors or compulsions related to the sexual exploitation of another human being. I’m still triggered at times, but through therapy and self examination, the triggers have become MUCH LESS powerful, and I’m able to confidently cope and navigate through them. I continue to grow, and work on seeing women as human beings who have worth far beyond just gratifying some fantasy or desire. I have had to step up and take ownership of my own psychological and emotional challenges, instead of projecting them onto others. Again, this is not always easy and is an ongoing process, but even with the loss of my marriage, I feel so much better being free of the sexual behaviors / compulsions that haunted me for so long. And for this, I’m so grateful to Cheryl, and to the entire process of recovery and of healing!”
"Cheryl has a soft voice that is comforting; so when I were to cry she said it's alright go ahead and let the healing begin of the grieving. While I talked with Cheryl Wheeler, each week for an hour; I was finally able to pull myself together with all confidence to hold my head up n truly appreciate the grieving process. She helped me through all the grieving stages. With her admirable experience and knowledge and rewarding talents and the exceptional gifts from God, she made me a whole new woman with a brighter look at life. Thank you very much Cheryl Wheeler. With all my coaching sessions, I highly recommend her for anyone. You can count on her, she will be there for you, not for the paychecks. She has helped many people n very much so deep down cares for them. Give her a call n make appointment with her."
Guide Your Experience
"Cheryl has an incredibly warm and inviting spirit and meets every encounter with a smile. Cheryl calls upon her teachings with Pea Melody as well as other scholars and brings this wealth of knowledge to each coaching session. She allows you to guide your own experience while lending a gentle hand to give you the tools you need to be successful. Cheryl is and will always be considered an extension of our family."
Hours flexible to meet your individual needs, including weekends! Online therapy aka coaching sessions also available.
Scottsdale Vision Office
14362 N Frank Lloyd Wright
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Online therapy and telephone sessions through WeCounsel.
Hours flexible to meet your individual needs, including weekends! Online therapy coaching sessions also available.