Cherie McKale, LMHCA

A Note from Cherie:

Welcome to Twin Lakes Counseling!
I'm so glad you are here.

I aim to provide my clients with a calm place of respite from the noise of everyday life. A place that is free of judgement, opinion, competition, or comparison. Here, you are the expert on your own life, and I am the student.

I have an optimistic, compassionate, direct, and yet down-to-earth personality and implement practical, evidence-based therapeutic approaches to foster hope, teach skills, and encourage healing. I aim to collaboratively empower clients to both recognize and access the strength and resiliency that already exists within them. 

I am eager to help you write the chapter on healing in your story!

Cherie McKale, LMHCA

Pronouns: She/Her

Cherie has lived in Washington State for over 25 years and is passionate about bringing hope and healing to the Pacific Northwest. As a therapist she works to build a unique therapeutic relationship with each of her clients in which they can safely and confidently identify, sort, and explore the thoughts and feelings that have been buried or buiding up inside. Here she believes the client is the expert in their own life, and she is the student. Cherie also works to bring mental health awareness to the greater Puget Sound area and help turn the stigma of therapy into one that views counseling sessions as common place as a physical check-up.

Cherie has a strong appreciation for research-based methods in working with individuals who are experiencing issues stemming from crisis, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic illness, or attachment/relationship issues. She deeply values working with adolescents and adults of all religions, races, genders, and identities through multiculturally competent, socially aware, and integrative therapies. 

Clients can expect to discover a therapist who believes strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit and strives to help others recognize and access their own strengths through the therapeutic process. With Cherie you will find a compassionate, down-to-earth, and still optimistic therpist with an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to help guide you to living the life you desire most for yourself.

Cherie received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University Online with a focus in Psychology and Counseling and also holds a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the same school. She is experienced in using many different methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Person Centered, and Solution-Focused therapy.

Cherie McKale is licensed as a mental health counselor associate in the state of Washington (MC61094894). She is supervised by Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT (LF60750759; NPI number 1659515013).

Credentials & Training

  • NPI#  1528620010
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (MC61094894)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University Online
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University Online

Insurances Accepted

  • Premera
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • First Choice
  • LifeWise
  • Self-Pay / Out-of-Network

Cherie helps clients facing many challenges.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Classroom Consultation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth Sessions

Cherie McKale is a licensed mental health counseling associate under the supervision of Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT at Twin Lakes Counseling. Her hourly rate is $130/hour.

Let’s Begin

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