Cherie Mannino, LISW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, expert in the field of mental health, licensed to diagnosis and treat in the State of Ohio. Cherie works with clients at two convenient locations just north of Columbus, with offices in downtown Powell and in Clintonville. She works with individuals of all ages and with couples. Appointments are available during the week, from early morning through early afternoon. In addition to providing individual, couples, and group therapy, Cherie is a Facilitator/Presenter for public organizations and private corporations, and a Trainer for a variety of Preventative Wellness programs including Mindfulness in Motion. She is in network on the panels of most insurance companies.
The way Cherie works with clients in therapy has evolved over more than 20 years of clinical practice. Formal education includes a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University, and Masters in Social Welfare from UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). This provided a foundation emphasizing the therapeutic relationship, Cognitive Behavioral, Neuropsychology, and Psychodynamic approaches.
Today, Cherie’s approach is strength based, multifaceted and unique. Many years of experience in the field of Mental Health along with advanced professional trainings have resulted in a specialized knowledge base, incorporating theory and methods from the following areas of interest: Advanced Mindfulness Skills Training (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Expressive Arts/Music therapeutic interventions, Experiential Interventions for Trauma, PTSD, and Chronic Stress, Grief and Loss, Nutrition issues in Mental Health, and IMAGO Couples Therapy.
Various mind/body or experiential therapies are used together with cognitive psychotherapy to effectively produce significant changes in thinking, feelings and behavior. Being a trained Hatha Yoga Instructor, Cherie's work with anxiety, panic and stress management often include working mindfully with the body and gentle, breath-coordinated movement. The therapeutic relationship is a significant factor, and the course of treatment is not prescribed, but individualized, organic, client focused, and strength based.
In addition to her work in the field of Mental Health, Cherie has a professional career in vocal music performance. She greatly appreciates the therapeutic value of music, creative writing, dance, visual arts, play and all forms of creative expression. These are often used in working with unconcious processes, helping to bring obstacles into the light of concious awareness, clearing the pathway to new ways of being.