Hi, I'm Cherie.

I have a passion for helping individuals realize their strengths, become empowered to live in the present, and achieve their desired goals. Sometimes, the challenges we face can seem
insurmountable. You might be experiencing major depression and are struggling to maintain your day-to- day activities, feeling disconnected or anxious. Maybe you are struggling with conflict in your relationships, questioning your identity or facing a major life transition.

Whether your challenge is big or small, therapy can help. I want to collaborate with you and help you process and identify personal goals and provide evidenced based tools and
treatment for lasting change. My office is a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental atmosphere that is supportive of all people.

Cherie works in the Savoy office

Cherie works with clients aged 12 and up

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Therapy Focuses on Building a Secure and Trusting Relationship

I am a licensed social worker with a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I have experience with a variety of populations and
cultures, from young children to older adults, and I have spent time doing international social work in Greece and Ukraine.

For the last two years, I have worked in a hospital setting on an acute inpatient behavioral health unit. While at the hospital, I provided individual, group and family therapy to children and
adolescents. I worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, and adjustment disorders. I also have experience working with unaccompanied minors and those experiencing homelessness in the Champaign area.

I primarily practice using cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness and DBT.

I’m excited to begin working with you on your journey towards healing and peace from within. Interested in scheduling an appointment with me? Please give us a call at 217-203-2008.

Cherie Truax, LSW

Adolescents and Adults

Coping Skills

Identity Questions


Life Transitions



Accepting New Clients!

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

- Brene Brown

Blog Posts by Cherie Truax, LSW

The Benefit of Plants

By Cherie Truax

 Nature has a way of bringing peace and calmness in our lives and can be beneficial to our mental health. You might be thinking, it’s…

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Navigating Family Arguments

By Cherie Truax

Let’s face it, family arguments can be ugly and non-productive. Many disagreements end in frustration and anger, and nothing is resolved. However, there are effective…

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Managing New Job Stress

By Cherie Truax

Starting a new job can be exciting, but also may cause some stress and anxiety. This is natural. It can be difficult transitioning from a…

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Today is the day to start really enjoying life. Call me to set up an appointment at (217) 203-2008. I offer daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments.