About Cheryl Bennett, PhD
Dr. Bennett believes that every person has the power to make positive and healthy changes in their lives. With over 25 years of experience, she meets patients where they are, encouraging their personal growth and inner strength. She loves seeing self-actualization develop and is thrilled to be a part of that process with patients, viewing this work as her reason for being on the planet. Adhering to Ghandi’s advice to “be the change you want to see in the world,” Dr. Bennett wants the best for each person, whether that is increased satisfaction, relief from symptoms, cultivating safe and healthy relationships, or pursuing their dreams. In addition to helping patients with their mental health conditions, she has experience working with women's issues and with cultural and contextual issues that affect mental health and well-being. Primarily using Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Dr. Bennett assists individuals in modifying unhealthy or maladaptive thought and behavior patterns in order to actualize their greatest potential. She uses interpersonal, strength-based, and solution-focused therapy as well as skill-building therapy as needed, depending on the needs of the patient. Her passion is to increase patients' self-awareness, recognizing that an aware patient is more often able to thrive in their family, community, and workplace. In addition, Dr. Bennett provides psychological testing, including intelligence testing and personality testing for diagnostic clarification. The assessments may be used by individuals, families, or employers to understand key psychological issues with the purpose of assisting the tested individuals in achieving increased mental health and personal fulfillment.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
- LGBTQ+ Care
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
- LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.
Education & Certifications
– Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA
– Master of Clinical Psychology from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC
– Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
– Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina
July 28, 2021
Being Honest, open-minded, good listener, and patient. I enjoy my sessions with her. Thanks!
July 20, 2021
I ve been out of town for a while, and it was enlightening for me how much I ve come to depend on Cheryl to help keep me grounded and refrain from making rash decisions. Speaking to her always helps me keep calm and keeps me out of my own head; I ll never make the mistake of going that long without a session again
July 15, 2021
She is so warm and friendly and has brought up things I hadn t been told by other therapists
July 15, 2021
I think she is a wonderful, beautiful, amazing person to talk to.
July 12, 2021
Her calm presence, sense of humor, empathy, and being a mirror so I can see myself is everything I need.
July 8, 2021
I like the ease of virtual visits, I appreciate the eval, insight and counsel Cheryl provides.
July 2, 2021
Quickly assessed my specific needs within a few minutes and was able to work through a couple of protocols that really helped me! I am grateful for all the help Dr. Bennett provides! She is a godsend!
June 17, 2021
Cheryl is so wonderful. She asks questions and provides very helpful feedback as well as work to do in between sessions. I m so happy I found her.
June 15, 2021
Dr. Bennett is fantastic!
June 14, 2021
Dr Bennett is always positive and helpful
May 28, 2021
She listens very attentively and gives me feedback where needed.
May 28, 2021
May 18, 2021
I love telehealth. Dr. Bennett is awesome and gives great feedback and tools
May 5, 2021
Cheryl Bennett s a very good listener, exactly what I need!
May 1, 2021
From the first session, Cheryl showed compassion and patience, and calm. Just what I needed!
April 26, 2021
On my first call to set up initial appointments, the gentleman was very nice and helpful. I really like Cheryl s approach and demeanor.
April 22, 2021
She is a great and wonderful person
April 21, 2021
My therapist was flexible with my schedule. She is very consistent.
April 20, 2021
Someone you can talk to. Very precise and listens. Enjoy talking with her. Just glad to feel relaxed and being able to trust.
April 16, 2021
April 2, 2021
Caring with a logical approach!
March 29, 2021
Cheryl is a good listener and she has been very helpful. I would recommend her to those who are having problems.
March 29, 2021
Dr. Bennett is an excellent listener and responder
June 22, 2020
My therapist was compassionate and a great listener. My first session was filled with tears but she didn't make me feel weird about it. It's hard to start therapy but I don't dread my next appointment. I think we're a good match!
June 15, 2020
My providers are both caring and knowledgeable. Being able to see them in the office, or via video appointment has allowed me to continue my care without skipping a beat.
June 2, 2020
I had a good experience with MindPath. I really like the provider I talked with.