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About Me

Hi, I'm Tori Cherry, LCSW, CEDS-C. I'm so glad that you're here.

I am convinced that we weren’t meant to do this life alone, and believe therapy can act as a strong foundation upon which meaningful change and healing can occur. I’ve always been deeply curious, and have spent much of my life wondering why we’re here, what makes a meaningful life, and how we let people really know us. This spirit of inquiry makes me an eager and fearless partner in exploring the depths of your internal landscape with an open-heart. 

I love offering clients a different way of being.

I started working with adults with eating disorders in a hospital setting, and have since continued this work in various settings including a residential treatment center, partial-hospital and intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient private practice. Eating disorder diagnosis or not, it’s really hard to be a person living in a body in our world.
We live in a culture where it’s near impossible to exist without being impacted by critical stories about our bodies or food, and no one comes out of diet culture unscathed.

My practice is rooted in body liberation, meaning I believe all bodies are deeply worthy of acceptance, compassion, and care and understand that many people considering therapy may be carrying the baggage of living in a world where it isn’t safe to accept yourself.

I work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework and appreciate the rich diversity that exists amongst different body shapes and sizes. I believe effective treatment for eating disorders and body image issues involves nuanced conversation about navigating a medical system and a culture preoccupied with weight and size.

I love helping people find an easier way to manage their lives that feels less effortful and more sustainable. 

You don’t have to figure things out all on your own.

I am highly relational in my work with clients, and I strive to create a space where clients feel deeply known, seen, and understood. I believe that in the context of such a relationship, hopefulness and change organically take place.  

One of my favorite poets, Wendell Berry, said, “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

I see the difficulties that bring people to therapy as opportunities to become intentional about the kind of story you want your life to tell.

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