A sanctuary, rooted in holistic well-being, providing a unique space for healing, growth, and self-discovery. Serving individuals in and around Westlake Village, and Joshua Tree, California.
At Alternative Place to Turn, our skilled team specializes in a range of cutting-edge therapies to address trauma, mental health disorders, couple and family conflicts. Our offerings include ketamine assisted therapy facilitation, red light panel, group coaching classes, retreats, and hypnosis.
From anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we utilize holistic perspective for all services from EMDR to alternative treatments like hypnosis, to provide transformative healing.> Know more
From anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we utilize holistic talk therapies and innovative treatments like eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR).
Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, PATP, is the esteemed founder and Clinical Director of A Place to Turn, serving patients in Westlake Village, Pasadena, and Los Angeles, California. With over 35 years of experience in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and intuitive coaching, Dr. Cheri has established herself as a leading trauma expert. Her compassionate approach helps clients overcome the complexities of losses and challenges that hinder their path to life wholeness and happiness.
Dr. Cheri earned her Bachelor of Science in family sciences from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1983. Continuing her educational journey, she obtained her Master of Science in marriage and family therapy from California Lutheran University in 1987. In 2007, she earned her doctoral degree in philosophy of clinical hypnotherapy from Pacific University, with studies conducted in Culver City, CA, and Hawaii.> Know more
From anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we utilize holistic methods and innovative treatments like eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR).
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Cheri and her team are excellent. I recommend A Place 2 Turn to anyone who is in need of mental health, life coaching or just plain support
After spending time with Dr. Cheri, my perspective related to my personal life dramas has moved from a place of self-destruction to a point where I have been able to deal with them in a mentally healthy way. She has made all the difference in my life.
Dr. Cheri and her team at A Place to Turn do excellent and important work. She's also an accomplished author and her staff offers compassion and guidance in a safe environment.
Dr. Cheri runs a cutting edge practice, while delivering warmth and a healing journey. Her team is dedicated to community wellness.
The nicest people offering a wide range of treatments and services to help those in need. From first contact, they are friendly and supportive and eager to determining the appropriate care.
This is an amazing place- very caring staff, extremely professional. The pandemic and a family of five squeezed together doing work and virtual schooling caused lots of fighting, and we got the help we needed here. Can’t recommend enough!
Friendly and relaxing environment. My experience with my counselor was exactly what I needed right now. I would recommend her to anyone!
Dr. Cheri and her team are incredibly knowledgeable and are always looking for more ways they can help others.
Dr McDonald has helped me through some difficult times and I have a better life because of it.
Cheri is an amazing therapist, she is dedicated and truly cares for her clients
Choose Alternative Place to Turn for a pathway to a brighter future. Experience the profound impact of our specialized approach and embark on a journey of healing and sustainable change. Contact us today and start transforming your life.