CMHC (Clinical Mental Health Counselor)
I love to work with women who struggle with depression or who are working through a traumatic experience. I have deep compassion for those who struggle finding their strength and hope in overwhelming situations. I am also uniquely qualified to help adoptive parents because I am an adoptive parent and this makes me less likely to judge and criticize parents’ methods.
Hi! I’m Casherie Bright and I am part owner in the company at Neurofeedback and Counseling of Utah. I am married to the other owner (Jeff Bright). We are a family run company.
I have been in the mental health field ever since I graduated high school. I entered college in 2003 and volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah as a Big Sister (where I met my husband, Jeff). My first real job started out with Jeff as group home parents for teens with mental health problems in a residential treatment center. We lived with ten teenage girls! This was a great experience for us, and we learned so much and made so many mistakes.
After our group home time, I spent time in a few other mental health facilities and even had foster care teenage girls with mental health problems live with us. I learned to love children and teens in the foster care system. I worked for several years in supervision of foster care homes for adolescent and children with mental health symptoms. In 2014, we adopted two children: an infant and a daughter with mental health needs and we are learning how to live as an integrated family. Living with a child with mental health and behavioral needs is much different then providing care from a comfy office!
In 20I6, I graduated with my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and became am “Master Certified” in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) through the NLP Institute of California. I am certified in the Teaching Family Model which is a CBT learning based model and have been trained in Trauma Focused CBT, and in Neurofeedback. In 2019, I completed my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior therapy. Basically this all means that I am qualified to treat trauma and I use both traditional, evidence-based interventions (CBT) and some out-of-the-box methods like Neurofeedback and NLP. I combine all of these interventions to provide holistic treatment.
My therapy methods tend to focus on skills (CBT) and changing core beliefs. My goal for each client or family is to help them create and visualize a life that is ideal and then work towards creating that life. For many, this means reducing the impact of trauma from birth families, and the loss and grief that comes with life experience.
Current Work and Projects
In 2019, Jeff and I moved to Germany to work with US military men and women and their families. I have been granted permission to practice psychotherapy in the German community working with Americans. I also consult on cases that our team in Utah have working with people who are experiencing trauma and/or depression.