Dr. Cheryl Arutt, PsyD, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Specializing in working with creative artist issues and recovery from trauma, all sessions are currently online. Currently offering two formats in 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), I also offer both group and individual EMDR consultation to eligible therapists seeking EMDRIA Certification hours or looking to feel more confident using EMDR, especially with complex trauma.

Education & Experience

Dr. Cheryl Arutt, a Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant, is a passionate advocate for victims of trauma and abuse with over 25 years experience. She holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from CSPP-LA and a B.A. in Women's Studies from UCLA, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. Dr. Cheryl has taught graduate students at CSPP-LA, holds a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from WILA and was in a study group with Dr. Dan Siegel for several years. She contributed to the Trauma chapter of the 2023 Forensic Mental Health textbook "Framing Integrated Solutions" by Michele Bratina PhD. Dr. Cheryl speaks frequently about EMDR, trauma and creativity to groups nationally and internationally, and on TV on networks like CNN, HLN, ABC, DiscoveryID and NBC. She loves raising awareness about EMDR therapy in media, including her interview in the Access Hollywood episode about Prince Harry & EMDR Therapy- LINK to the Access Hollywood EMDR story: https://www.accessonline.com/videos/prince-harry-undergoes-emdr-therapy-in-the-me-you-cant-see-inside-the-popular-treatment A licensed clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA she specializes in recovery from trauma & creative artist issues. www.drcherylarutt.com

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

PAVE (Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment) - Board of Directors Peace Over Violence (formerly LACAAW) - In-Service and Trainer for the trainers, Former Hotline Counselor TEDx Speaker: That Good Feeling of Control: Self-regulation, trauma and creativity @TEDxStudioCityED TEDx Talk link: https://youtu.be/EElHtEskBhE

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)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • 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.