Compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated are a few of the words that describe the Travco Behavioral Health team. In this interview, you’ll get to know Cheyenne Bohrer, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Travco.
Tell us about your background and experience.
In 2017, I completed a master's degree in counseling and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that same year. I later became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and I am currently working toward earning my supervisory credential (LPCC-S).
Approximately 7 years ago, I began working in the mental health field where I’ve done both case management and counseling. I started at the Juvenile Justice Center in Mahoning County, working in a program called "Girls Circle,” which provides coping skills, accountability and support to female adolescents with mental health concerns. I later worked as a group facilitator/case manager at Safe House Residential, offering mental health services.
At Travco, I work with adults and adolescents who are living with mental health and addiction issues. I also currently work within the Lisbon School District assisting adolescents who struggle with mental health, providing crisis intervention services as needed.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love listening to individuals’ stories about how they got to where they are. I enjoy helping them process their harder experiences, providing them with tools for a healthier lifestyle. I love to watch their growth when they reach different milestones and I really love when they start to see the change. My favorite quote is by Randy Pausch: We cannot change the cards we are dealt, but what we can control is how we play our hand.
What experience inspired you to work in the mental health field?
At a really young age, my mother—who is also my best friend—was diagnosed with an illness that was/is not curable. It was a difficult transition for the whole family system. We all knew we would lose our mother. We just didn't know when and we still don't. I supported her by sitting with her and listening, especially on the harder days. When this happened, I knew I wanted to support and help others who feel alone, who want to be heard and who just want a healthier lifestyle.
What is your advice for someone who might be hesitant about seeking mental health treatment?
I would tell them that change is hard and uncomfortable. I would provide understanding and listen to their fears. I would also support them and let them know that with change comes a significant amount of growth.
Do you have any favorite books, movies or shows about mental health?
I love the book "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone” about a therapist who is seeing her own therapist. It definitely provides a different perspective by offering an inside look at what it’s like to be on both sides of the couch.
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