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Cherie Dortch


Cherie Dortch is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Psychoanalyst. She received a dual Bachelors's Degree in Psychology and Sociology at CUNY Queens College, where she graduated with honors. Cherie received her Masters's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University, Lincoln Center. She then continued her pursuit to further her professional knowledge and clinical expertise at the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  She is a Certified Trauma Professional and is presently working toward completing her certification in Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.

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Cherie has appeared on ABC’S HERE AND NOW, sharing her professional knowledge on women and sexual trauma, relating to the Bill Cosby case. She also appeared on News 12, “Diversity Long Island,” discussing Mental Health in the Black Community, and wrote an article, on the same topic in Urban Life News Magazine. She’s contributed to articles on Gratitude, “Why People Are Happier and Healthier” and also made contributions on Culture and Diversity as it relates to assisting those with mental illness, in the book, “From Trauma to Healing: A Social Workers Guide to Working With Survivors” by Dr. Anne Goelitz.  

Cherie has written her own book “The Butterfly Effect: Her Return To Love” a story based on a young girl’s life and her emotional and spiritual transformation.  She also created an Inspirational Gratitude Journal, “Choose Love,” specifically for her patients.

Cherie received The National Council of Negro Women Community Service and Leadership Award in the field of Psychotherapy, as well as many other awards for her contributions to the field of mental health.

After the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl, Dejah Joyner,  Cherie created the not for profit, “Choose Love For Life. “ Choose Love For Life is the foundation that provides various sports, dance, and academic scholarships to the children of ABGS Middle School in Hempstead, NY where Dejah attended. It is a platform to create change through events and workshops that promote love for ourselves, each other, and our communities.

Cherie owns and operates One Mind Wellness and Psychotherapy Services, a private group psychotherapy practice in Rockville Centre, NY, where she specializes in working with Law Enforcement and their families. She facilitates various workshops to empower women and girls and utilizes various wellness modalities. Cherie takes great pride in her Love Healing Circle, where she assists young women on their journey to self-love. 

Her passion is helping others become aware of their true selves, and assisting them on their life journey in reaching their fullest potential mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, so that they can live a happier, healthier, more prosperous life.

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