Dr. Cheryl Arutt, PsyD


About Me

Specializing in working with creative artist issues and recovery from trauma, all sessions are currently online. Currently offering two formats in my private practice: 1) EMDR Intensives (a specific number of 1.5 to 2hr sessions), or 2) Adjunct EMDR Therapy (working in collaboration with your primary therapist to do focused work to shift unprocessed trauma, then referring you back to continue working with your regular therapist),

Education & Experience

Dr. Cheryl Arutt is a passionate advocate for victims of trauma and abuse. She holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from CSPP-LA and a B.A. in Women's Studies from UCLA, graduating with College Honors, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. A former volunteer and then trainer for the oldest and most established Rape and Domestic Violence hotline in Los Angeles (and subsequently trainer to the trainers there), Dr. Cheryl has become a household name as the Voice of Reason on networks like CNN, HLN, ABC, NBC, InvestigationDiscovery, and FoxNews. She is the founder of the brain science program "Rewire to Thrive" and has a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA where she specializes in recovery from trauma & creative artist issues.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

PAVE (Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment) - Board of DirectorsPeace Over Violence (formerly LACAAW) - In-Service and Trainer for the trainersFormer Hotline Counselor/AdvocateUCLA Take Back The Night - Keynote Speaker

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


I provide superbills for you to submit to your PPO insurance for reimbursement under your Out-Of-Network benefits. I will also advocate for you to help you get your reimbursement thru your insurance.