Cheryl Lewallen, M.Ed., LPC, NCC is a licensed counselor in private practice. Hoover, Alabama. Due to Covid she is currently utilizing telehealth.
Healing the whole person is my objective. I work with clients struggling with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma related issues, PTSD, survivors of sexual abuse, attachment struggles, chronic pain, eating disorders, addiction, divorce recovery and life transitions. 18-80 yrs. I am EMDR certified and Level 1 trained Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am also trained in Level 2 energy psychology and incorporate Mindfulness in to my practice.
Operating as usual
I am currently not taking new clients.
Get out an walk to help you through these times
Treatment for Mild Depression Symptoms of mild depression can often be so subtle, you might not even realize that you have depression. Here's how to take care of yourself with mild depression.
What is Internal Family Systems? (17 Mins) Richard Schwartz, Ph.D, founding developer of IFS, speaks about Parts & Voices, the Self, Healing and how Internal Family Systems got its name.
'Brain Fog' Following COVID-19 Recovery May Indicate PTSD - Neuroscience News People who experience "brain fog" and other neurological problems following COVID-19 infection may be suffering from PTSD, researchers report.
Empathy May Be in the Eye of the Beholder - Neuroscience News People don't tend to like those who show empathy to morally questionable individuals.
Slow down. Notice what you are feeling to know how you are feeling.
Where Emotions Are Felt In the Body, According to Research A 2014 study found that emotions tend to “be felt” in similar areas of the body. Read where they’re found and how to release the emotions that can get stuck in your body.
Welcoming a few new clients. Call 205-835-0811 and leave detailed message. Let's see if we are a good fit to work together.
In this time of uncertainty, when we are faced to remove ourselves from regular engagement with others, I find this to be a good read.
Alone Together How do we take the sting out of loneliness? Toni Bernhard suggests friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.
Challenge your irrational beliefs
Moving to the new address on February 4!
The key is the neurons
How Returning to a Prior Context Briefly Heightens Memory Recall After creating a memory in a context, engram cells encoding the memory in the hippocampus become more excitable when the context is repeated a short time later, researchers report.
10 Ways to Boost Dopamine and Serotonin Naturally Dopamine and serotonin are two neurotransmitters that are vital for one's mood, sleep, memory, and more. Learn 10 ways to boost these chemicals in the brain.
Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents’—and even grandparents’—experiences might affect our DNA.
Scientists Have Mapped Where People Feel Emotions in Their Bodies Feelings are a funny thing. Love and heartache both happen inside your head, but they're felt in very different places. On the flipside, excitement and ...
A serious recommend. Am reading now and will be suggesting for my clients.
Just notice what's occurring without judgment
Embrace your inner awareness.
The only way out is through.
That Time I Sobbed My Way Through a Himalayan Meditation Retreat After soldiering through his grief, Jaimal Yogis sat down, looked at his mind, and let the floodgates open. There were a lot of tears — but who said that's a bad thing?
How does consciousness happen? Anil Seth speaks at TED2017 “We’re all hallucinating all the time, says cognitive scientist Anil Seth. “And when we agree about our hallucinations, that’s what we call ‘reality.'” In a wonderful, experiment-filled talk that left many at TED2017 questioning their very existence, Seth explained how his research into the nature o...
If it's good enough for royals then it's good enough for the rest of us.
Prince Harry: I sought counselling after 20 years of not thinking about the death of my mother, Diana, and two years of total chaos in my life Prince Harry has disclosed that he sought counselling after enduring two years of “total chaos” while still struggling in his late twenties to come to terms with the death of his mother.
Grief is what happens to you. Mourning is the active process of working through your grief.
Transformative Grief, Part II: A Guide to Living with Loss By Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Growth in all facets of self is key
From the essential to the transcendent, how many of your needs are being met? Learn more about Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/maslow-hierarchy-needs
For those who think they struggle with meditation. This is a wonderful read.
Sharon Salzberg on getting started with meditation “Rest your attention lightly," says Sharon Salzberg in this instruction on meditating on the breath. "As lightly as a butterfly rests on a flower."
Don't wait until it's too late.
Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy Marriage and Family Therapists are trained in systemic, or relational, therapy and believe that throughout life we exist in a number of relationships that di...
Culture Affects The Way We Use Our Brain | Psych Central News A new MIT report suggests people from different cultures use their brains differently to solve the same visual perceptual tasks. Psychological...
Try a little self-tenderness...
7 Ways to Be More Kind to Yourself By Mary Bradley, LSCSW, LCSW
Even the simplest of movements can be an opportunity to ground yourself
How to do Walking Meditation Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith shed light on the common yet often misunderstood meditative of walking meditation
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