Cherie Spehar

Associate Trainer

Cherie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Facilitator, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a SGLN Associate Trainer in Apex, NC. A clinician since 1994, she has dedicated her life to the well-being and healing of children, women and families. With her extensive clinical background, her professional path has found her in longstanding roles such as Executive Director of The Child Abuse Prevention Center in Raleigh, NC and Training Coordinator and Developer with the North Carolina State University Social Work Department. Now, she can be found at her private practice center, Smiling Spirit Pathways, where she has developed a haven for consultation, training, child and family therapy, and trauma services. There, she also develops children’s groups and facilitates workshops related to resiliency, “trauma parenting” and women’s wellness.

To schedule a training or consultation, please contact info@starr.org.


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