Dr Cheri McDonald is the founder of A Place to Turn, Inc. and 35- year trauma expert veteran. She is also creator of the Break Free Movement: Triumph over Trauma, taking the work outside the therapy room and into the community for ongoing and permanent healing.
Her podcast Break Free with Dr Cheri offers a platform for influencers and role models to tell their story of trauma and how they turned it into a triumph, rising above to make their dreams come true, offering a roadmap for all of us to work hand in hand in manifesting a happier life and better world.
She is a bestselling author of two books, Whisperings From Wtihin-Creating and Achieving Your Ideal Self and Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Root, Rebound and Rise with the third book on the way.
Dr Cheri received her Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University in Family Sciences in 1983; her Master of Science at California Lutheran University in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1987; and her Doctorate degree in Philosophy of Clinical Hypnotherapy at Pacific University in 2007. Cheri and her husband, Patrick, have raised three sons and a daughter and enjoy their 8 grandchildren, as they reside in Thousand Oaks, California