Learn about our upscale private practice: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Inc.

Cheryl Pratt, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

Cheryl Pratt, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

Cheryl Pratt is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mental Health Provider.  Cheryl’s genuine care and true skills in helping others is clear when you first meet her. She believes clients can effectively change their life by being an active participant in the therapy process. She provides an empathetic and nurturing environment for all clients as well as offers bold advice to foster personal growth.

Along with Cheryl’s ability to skillfully help families, individuals, and couples make healthy shifts in her work with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults, she has a particular expertise and is known for her passion for helping those with substance abuse/addiction challenges.

Cheryl’s Specialties Include:

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Bi-Polar
  • Panic/Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Adult Dual-Diagnosis
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Loss/Grief
  • Social Learning Skills
  • Divorce
  • Adjustment/Life Transitions
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Emotional Eating
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relations
  • Teen Violence
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep Issues/Insomnia

Cheryl’s therapeutic style incorporates a holistic approach, focusing on the whole person, including but not limited to: emotions, life style, health, sleep, diet, as well as empowering the client and building upon strengths. Cheryl’s style is one of true compassion and interest in her clients’ thoughts and feelings. She believes in the importance of helping clients understand their problems and symptoms and offers concrete solutions and focused techniques to help them get to a better place. Additionally, Cheryl’s therapeutic approach incorporates: cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, DBT, play therapy, psychoeducation, and trauma treatment.

Cheryl has been in the behavioral health field since 2002. Prior to joining Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Cheryl was a Supervisor at an Outreach Mental Health Facility in Massachusetts. Cheryl holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She holds a certificate in the Treatment of Trauma. Cheryl is a Clinical Member of the National Association of Social Workers and Academy of Certified Social Workers.

Cheryl offers day and evening hours by appointment only at:

Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, INC.
36 South Main Street  * Suite A (First Floor Side Door)
Sharon, MA 02067