Cheryl Dueck Smith, M.S.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT 38497

Cheryl received her B.A. in Psychology from Fresno Pacific University. She furthered her education at Fuller Theological Seminary, earning an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and an MA in Theology. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy Studies from Eastern University in Pennsylvania.


Cheryl has lived and served overseas with her husband and two sons. Her international experience includes one year in Lithuania, two years in the Czech Republic, and four years in Zambia. Her work in Zambia >entailed leading Trauma Awareness and Recovery workshops for refugees as well as developing and teaching Peace Club curriculum for primary and secondary schools. Her work took her to South Africa and Swaziland as well. She currently teaches at Fresno Pacific University and Biblical Seminary as Adjunct Faculty. She has taught courses in Marriage and Family, Sociology, Trauma, Victim Recovery, and Interpersonal Communication. Cheryl has also taught Cross-cultural Counseling and Cross-cultural Psychology courses, taking students to Los Angeles and Guatemala for experiential learning trips.


Cheryl has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2001. Her current emphasis is couples counseling and is working toward certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). She also sees individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Some of her topics of interest include missionary care, grief, identity formation, faith and spirituality, and premarital counseling. She counts it a privilege to journey with clients as they learn to live authentically and to develop healthy emotional bonds with the people they love.


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