Dr. Cheryl guides her clients in shifting their thinking and raising their awareness of underlying drivers for their behaviors – ultimately helping to replace those behaviors with new ones to foster achievement of personal and professional goals.

About Dr. Cheryl

Dr. Cheryl A. Burton is bold and adventurous, inquisitive by   nature, with a penchant for asking “Why?”  She has an instinctive feeling and belief that everyone has a purpose and every action has a reason; her natural inclination is to explore beyond the obvious. 


This incessant need to discover, and be more, led her to take the bold step to leave her native Panama for the U. S. after graduation from high school, to pursue post-secondary education. Her quest to discover and become more was greater than any fear or uncertainty of leaving home for the first time to live among strangers on a university campus in the Mid-West.                                                                                       

This persistence, despite personal challenges, has been rewarded with success, personal growth and a strong desire to help others face  challenges, question and overcome their self-limiting beliefs.  Dr. Cheryl’s fascination with human behavior further motivates her to guide and inspire others to find their “WHY” and experience their best self.   


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

  • Master’s Degrees in Counseling and Social Work

  • Doctorate in Social Work

  • Post Graduate Certification in Psychotherapy

  • 40 + years as a clinician in mental health settings, schools and private practice in psychotherapy

  • John Maxwell Team certified coach 


Speaking, Training and Consulting

In addition to her work in interpersonal development, Dr. Cheryl is an inspirational speaker and trainer, assisting individuals with personal and professional goal-setting, leadership and workplace challenges.


She is an engaging, motivational speaker, and gives talks about a variety of topics that arise from her many years of practice. 

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