Cheryl Garland, MS, LMHC, RPT-S

CEO, owner and licensed therapist at Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc.

Graduation year: 1980 and 2004

SJMC major: Radio / TV


What your business does: We are an outpatient mental health clinic ( I am also a licensed therapist) that provides counseling for children, adults, couples and families, skill development, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, and brain health coaching.

What inspired you to start your business: I am trained to provide neurofeedback, and insurance would not allow us to bill for it.

How are you using what you learned in the SJMC in your job? I oversee all marketing and advertising for the business. I give radio interviews. I write our marketing materials. I manage projects, I recruit, hire, train and supervise licensed therapists. The first people and projects I every managed were in the J school television productions.

More info: If you, or someone you care about, are struggling right now, please reach out. We are a team of 15 licensed therapists, a Psychiatrist and some Grad students who are standing by, ready to help you, your family members, employees. We offer brain health coaching in individual or group format as well as the usual mental health services that a counseling center provides.


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