Cheryl M. Allman, M.A., LPC
Cheryl is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Idaho with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Walla Walla University. She is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association. Cheryl has worked as a therapist at the Student Learning Center and Disability Services at Lewis Clark State College (LC) in Lewiston, ID. Cheryl does both Christian and non-faith based counseling. She has counseled couples and individual adults of all ages. She also counsels children and youth and has a solid background in education. Cheryl has experience counseling clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, Bipolar Disorder, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and through many of life's transitions.
Cheryl views successful counseling as a collaborative process. She listens intently and helps clients clarify and explore the struggles that brought them to therapy. Cheryl’s education and experience aid her understanding of individual clients, and provide specific strategies to promote client insight into their distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Cheryl’s therapeutic approach is an integration of several evidenced-based practices, including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Cheryl uses interventions from each of these approaches to help clients learn new ways of coping with the stresses of life, heal from a painful past, and face the future from a position of strength. Cheryl uses play therapy when counseling children and is a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner.
Cheryl received her B.A. in Education from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and an M.A. in Teaching from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Cheryl has 18 years of teaching experience in private and public middle/junior high schools. She was an administrative intern for one year and supervised student teachers for a semester at LC.
Cheryl has almost four decades of volunteer work in churches as a leader in children’s, youth and women’s ministries. Cheryl has been married for 29 years and has two grown sons.