Experiential trauma therapy


Connecting the mind and body to find true healing

Imagine a life where your relationships are life-giving, boundaried, and healthy—not soul-sucking, draining, and empty…

You’re able to discern when to help, and when to prioritize your own self-care.

You manage impulses, anger, depression, and anxiety with appropriate responses—not your same old patterns of fight, flight, or freeze…

You have the tools you need to make confident, healthy choices—instead of using things outside yourself to fix the chaos you feel inside…

You understand why you react the way you do and give yourself with grace, understanding, and forgiveness—not guilt and shame…

That life is possible when you understand your story and reclaim your narrative.  

It’s time to ask for help.

Hi! I am Ilona (LMSW)

Ilona Schenk-Cherry

EMDR Therapist in Richmond VA

I work with women struggling with love addiction, codependency, trauma symptoms, attachment wounds, and grief through full-body experiences so that you can break the cycle, find your voice, and rewrite your story.

Together, we use creative mind and body experiences to understand your past and give you the tools to create the relationships, the confidence, and the life you want.

Collaborative Divorce Coaching

In addition to providing trauma therapy, I now also offer Collaborative Divorce Coaching.

In-Person and Virtual Counseling

EMDR and trauma therapy can be life-changing, even when we’re not in the same room!

In order to serve you more conveniently, I offer both in-person (Richmond) and virtual counseling to anyone in the state of Virginia. You can choose one, or a hybrid approach to your sessions, based on your needs. I’m happy to help you figure out which one would help you reach your goals! Due to Covid all services are currently virtual.