Cheryl E. Arata


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I am accepting consultees but I am not accepting new clients. Prior to starting my private practice I worked in community in all aspects of Child Welfare (from intact family provider in rural Colorado to Clinical and Program Director of a residential diagnostic assessment center in Chicago). Additionally I worked for a private agency providing clinical services in Chicago Public Schools: grades KG- Senior HS.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

-Greater Chicago Trauma Recovery Network Volunteer -Coordinated Monthly Anti-Racism Peace Circles in Chicago from May 2017 through December 2021. -Member of the EMDR Diversity, Community, and Culture SIG

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth