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Thanks for working here this week: Cheryl King, M.S., LPC

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Thanks for working here this week: Cheryl King, M.S., LPC

Meet Cheryl King, M.S., LPC, a Licensed Professional Counselor at CCH Behavioral Health Services (BHS). She has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Wyoming and Master of Science degree from Grand Canyon University. Cheryl has worked at CCH for three years as an EMT, four years as a Case Manager with BHS, and three years with BHS at the Kid Clinic. She was a first responder and on the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)) team in the county for over 15 years before coming to CCH.

She was inspired to work in healthcare after the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing. She saw how the victims, especially children and adolescents seemed to be forgotten and desperately needed mental health services.

She can’t really pinpoint any one person as her healthcare hero, but after working as an EMT, she would say EMS personnel fit the bill. They walk into unknown situations all the time to help others and, in some cases, keep them alive until they reach the emergency department. She also has total respect for her colleagues at Behavioral Health Services, who work with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues and sometimes it needs ‘a village’ (or a team approach) to fully help someone who is suffering.

Cheryl is proud that what she does impacts people in a positive way. She says, “I like the feeling that I work with a team and have their input and support with the client’s needs. I do what is in the best interest of my clients. If my client needs things other than mental health or substance abuse counseling, I try to find ways to help them obtain or achieve those goals. I do not feel I can effectively help someone with one area of their life if other areas are being neglected.

When she’s not working Cheryl is part of a CISM team to help first responders in time of need. That has led her to be on the CCH HEART team (an internal crisis stress management team) to help hospital staff.

“I consider myself working on the A Team, “says Cheryl. “The dedication and caring this hospital shows others goes above and beyond what one would expect.

Thank you, Cheryl, for taking great care of your patients every day at Campbell County Health. We appreciate all that you do.

  • Category: Behavioral Health Services, CCH News