Cheryl Ferucci is a life-long Alaskan. She holds a Master’s of Science degree from Alaska Pacific University in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Cheryl brings over 30 years of experience to Providence Behavioral Medicine Group. Cheryl’s professional experiences have included adult day & residential substance abuse treatment, case management, psychosocial skill groups, psychiatric emergency services, individual & group therapy with adults living with severe and persistent mental illness, therapy work within a psychiatric crisis recovery program, and outpatient therapy with adults. Cheryl values being flexible in her clinical approach to meet the needs of her patients—her clinical orientation has primarily come from Brief-Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Existential and Humanistic paradigms. Cheryl believes in a ‘recovery’ & strengths based perspective, striving to work collaboratively, non-judgmentally, and compassionately to help support balanced & meaningful living. Her current therapy focus includes: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, secure functioning in primary relationships, grief/loss, life-transitions, and sexual health/relationships. In her personal life, she is passionate about movement in various forms—yoga, biking, trail running, mountain hikes. She enjoys spending time with loved ones and extended Anchorage family, including her beloved dog and away relatives living in the NW and east coast.