Lyn-Lake Providers

Our psychotherapists bring a range of expertise to our strengths-based, relational, approach. With training and experience that spans addiction, art therapy, eating disorders, gender identity, mood disorders, sex therapy, EMDR, somatic-based psychology and beyond, each LLPW psychotherapist contributes a unique perspective to our varied therapy methods. It's that range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that's as unique as they are.

Cheryl Troxel

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I offer a
supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to bring your whole self
into the room. In my practice, I meet with children, adolescents, individual adults, families, and
couples.

Everyone experiences obstacles in life but when you start to feel isolated or detached from
your relationships, it can be helpful to look for support. I recognize that taking the first steps in
choosing a therapist can be daunting, and that finding someone you trust is important. I offer a
supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to bring your whole self
into the room. In my practice, I meet with children, adolescents, individual adults, families, and
couples.

I am trained as a couple and family therapist, which means that even when working with
individuals, I am curious about ways your relationships with others are influencing your
thoughts, feelings, and sense of self. I am dedicated to culturally responsive practices and have
training in LGBTQ affirmative therapy. Therapeutic conversations are often related to identity
formation and expression, and I am curious about finding ways to help you increase
authenticity, confidence, and awareness of what you value and stand for in your life.

My Approach to Working with Children:

As a parent, you want your child to experience success and happiness; it can be painful, even
frustrating, to watch your child struggle with emotional or behavioral concerns. Children give us
clues that they need help through their behavior, which could look like withdrawal, irritability,
worrying, impulsivity, distractibility, emotional outbursts, or acting-out behaviors. Many
children have a difficult time adjusting to life changes, like welcoming a new sibling, starting
school, divorce, moving, or separation from someone they’ve been close to. I also work with
children who have experienced significant trauma, or who are having a difficult time attaching
to their caregivers. I use a developmental perspective to consider when your child started to
show signs of struggling, and I work with you to identify strategies to get them back on track so
they can engage in healthy relationships, learn, and grow.

I work with children and adolescents of all ages and have specialized experience working with
young children from birth to six years old. I incorporate play, art, and sand tray therapies when
meeting with children who are not yet able to benefit from talk therapy. I am trained in
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based practice for
children who have experienced trauma. When meeting with children, I include caregivers in the
process so that you can gain tools and insight into how to best meet your child’s needs.
Together, we will identify creative ways to improve connectedness and satisfaction in your
relationship with your child.

Education:
Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the U of M, will graduate in 2018
M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy from North Dakota State University, 2009
B.A. in Psychology from Concordia College, 2004
Clinical Experience:
Private Practice (Present)
Washburn Center for Children
St. Joseph’s Home for Children

Our Team

It's our range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that's as unique as they are.

Come meet the team

Schedule an Appointment today

Understanding our relational  approach can give you a sense of how psychotherapy can help. Unlike counseling and other types of therapy, it takes a perspective that’s both deeper and broader. By focusing on emotions, it seeks to discover hidden pieces of who you are and then to understand how those pieces fit together.