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Cheryl Smerling, MS

Psychology Extern

Cheryl Smerling, M.S., is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University, Post Campus. Cheryl earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University and her Masters in Applied Psychology at LIU Post.

Cheryl is intensively trained in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and treats patients with a range of problems and disorders, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and emotional dysregulation. Prior to her clinical externship at CBC, Cheryl was a psychology extern at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) where she worked with inpatients and outpatients, conducting individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessments with children, adolescents and adults. In addition, Cheryl provided individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments at LIU Post’s Psychological Services Center, a community based mental health clinic. During her tenure there, Cheryl also treated gender and sexual minority clients and their families. Currently, Cheryl is a mentor in the Tanzania Mentorship Program where she conducts weekly case consultations with Tanzanian psychologists, addressing a broad range of social, economic and mental health challenges.

Cheryl’s research at LIU Post focuses on the psychological impact of COVID-19. Her current work examines the impact of the pandemic on bullying. Cheryl is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and presents her research at national conferences.