Dr. Cheryl Arutt, PsyD


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

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 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 Certified EMDR Therapist and 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, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with College Honors & Departmental Honors. Dr. Cheryl has become a household name speaking frequently about EMDR, trauma and creativity on TV on networks like CNN, HLN, ABC, DiscoveryID and NBC (including the Access Hollywood episode about Prince Harry & EMDR Therapy), as well as on podcasts and at live events. 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 former volunteer and then trainer for the oldest and most established Rape and Domestic Violence hotline in Los Angeles, she has a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA where 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)
  • 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.