Cheryl Smerling, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults. She earned her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University-Post. Cheryl earned her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University.
Cheryl completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at New York City Children’s Center-Queens, a children’s psychiatric hospital, where she conducted individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessments with children, adolescents and families. She is intensively trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She also has experience providing services in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, day treatment and inpatient treatment programs.
Prior to internship, Cheryl completed an externship at CBC, where she conducted CBT, DBT and trauma treatment with children, adolescents and adults. She also completed externships at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) and a community based mental health clinic, where she delivered evidence-based treatment to a wide range of children, adolescents, and adults. Finally, Cheryl has also worked with adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria at the Pride Healing Center LGBTQA+ Community at the Psychological Service Center.
Cheryl’s research interests include the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her doctoral research focused on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on bullying behaviors. Cheryl is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists (ABCT).