“I was privileged to work with Cheria as a volunteer in a group setting. She interacts naturally with her clients, is caring and supportive. She is creative in her approach, always meeting the needs of the individual client even in a group setting. Clients trust and respect her. I can wholeheartedly recommend Cheria as a caring professional with a deep desire and ability to help her clients.”
Cheria Clow Rollins has worked in a supportive role for adults who struggle with mental health and/or substance abuse issues for over 20 years. She has worked on both coasts in New England and San Francisco, CA, and has enjoyed working with people from diverse backgrounds. Before starting a private practice she worked at York Hospital for the addictions and weight loss programs providing group and individual counseling for seven years. Prior to that she had worked for eleven years at CSI, Inc., the local community mental health agency in Kittery, ME, providing therapy, advocacy and case management services to adults.
Cheria graduated from Bates College, Magna Cum Laude in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and after working for many years, getting married and starting a family, earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2006. Cheria is an experienced clinician who is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and harm reduction treatment modalities. She is a social worker at heart who values collaborating with individuals in order to help them strive for improvements in their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. She promotes the integration of counseling with needed medical treatment and other complementary therapies such as mindfulness/meditation, yoga/exercise, reiki, massage and acupuncture.