Cherie Spehar, LCSW, RPT-S™, ACTP, is a seasoned trauma healing practitioner and educator. Wither over three decades of experience, Cherie Spehar stands at the forefront of holistic therapeutic approaches. As a licensed clinical social worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Cherie blends traditional healing methods with innovative practices like ecotherapy and earth medicine, showcasing her dedication to diverse and integrative healing modalities. At the heart of Cherie’s work is Smiling Spirit Pathways, her private practice, where she creates a nurturing space of understanding and support for both children and adults.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cherie Spehar maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with The National Institute for Trauma and Loss, UNC School of Social Work, and New Leaf Behavioral Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Cherie Spehar is a member of The National Institute for Trauma and Loss, the Association for Play Therapy and the NASW.