Cheryl Fawn, MSW, CHHC
Cheryl Fawn, MSW, CHHC, was trained as a Wellness Coach at the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Cheryl earned a bachelor of science degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She received a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University where she was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Cheryl completed her Clinical Internship at Long Island University working as a psychotherapist to college students.
Cheryl has certification from Columbia Teacher’s College and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Cheryl also studied food therapy and culinary education at Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Wellness in New York City.
Cheryl's passion for nutrition began as a means of healing herself and ultimately extended to healing others. She works specifically with clients who suffer from emotional eating, as well as those with food sensitivities. She addresses emotional eating from a holistic and spiritual perspective while also addressing medical issues which may have contributed to the client's feeling of losing control.
Cheryl suffered from an eating disorder for 10 years. Additionally, in her mid-twenties she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an intolerance to the gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, barley. As a result of her own challenges with nutrition, Cheryl understands the issues her clients are dealing with first-hand and is able to get to the root of the problem.
Cheryl believes that our need to eat emotionally is simply the body's attempt to take care of itself and fill a void, whether it be in the area of career, relationships, finances, spirituality, or life purpose. She recognizes that emotional eaters are usually extremely food-sensitive and suffer from hidden food allergies and intolerances. Healing happens when her clients begin to understand where their issues are coming from, no longer blaming themselves or feeling shame or guilt. In time, they discover a sense of control over their mind and body and a mastery over their lives. Their love for themselves then radiates out to all that surround them, improving their lives and the lives of those around them dramatically.
Cheryl also owns a directory of alternative health practitioners and businesses called The Healing Directory. In her downtime, she is working on creative endeavors and spending time with loved ones. She appreciates the arts, film, music, and singing. She also enjoys spiritual films and books. She embraces life and appreciates all the love and beauty that surrounds her.