Cheryl received her masters degree from Pratt Institute and is licensed and board certified to practice art therapy. Cheryl is passionate about working with children, teens, and adults and helping them to reach their fullest potentials. She has worked with children for many years in a variety of settings including schools, residential treatment facilities, hospitals and summer camps. Cheryl's experience with adults was most recently as an Art Therapist at New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains. Cheryl uses a gentle, creative therapeutic approach to help her clients manage life transitions, including divorce, trauma and loss. She also brings an array of skills to help individuals and families with additional needs including developmental delays, physical disabilities, and early childhood mental illness. Her broad range of experience gives her the tools to individualize her approach to best serve each patient in her care. In sessions, she moves fluidly between art making, music, play and talk to engage her young clients. Working with adults she brings the same spirit and sensitivity to nurture and help identify and strategize how to reach your goals. While away from our Williamsburg office, Cheryl's attention is on her non-profit: as the co-founder and creative director of Children’s World Art Initiative which provides art & photography workshops for underserved children near and far, to help promote self-esteem and empower the leaders of tomorrow. While not at work, Cheryl continues to foster her passion of the arts by frequenting NYC museums and galleries in her off time, and spends as much time in nature as possible.
Cheryl Walpole, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Senior Art Therapist | Psychotherapist