Meet Dr. Heidi Rimer Cherwony

Dr. Heidi Cherwony is a licensed clinical psychologist and a recognized expert in psychological assessment and gifted testing, the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress management, postpartum depression and mom support, bariatric surgery and long-term weight management, as well as complete wellness for a happy and healthy life.

Dr. Heidi Rimer Cherwony was born & raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a teenager, she was one of the top-ranked tennis players in the country. Following a brief career as a professional tennis player, she accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Tulsa. After graduating with both academic and athletic honors, she moved to South Florida to earn her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with honors from Nova Southeastern University.

Prior to starting her private practice in 2002, Dr. Cherwony gained several years of experience with individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment among a variety of client populations. Dr. Cherwony then accepted a post-doctorate position at the prestigious Renfrew Center, the leading institution for the treatment of eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder.

My Philosophy

My philosophy is to empower you to relax your mind, to listen to your body and to nurture your soul. I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment that will help to promote and facilitate your journey to wellness. The therapeutic relationship provides a confidential connection and an absolute trust that are vital components to helping you achieve the best outcomes possible. I will support and empower you in your process of gaining awareness into your life.

Together, we can take the steps to resolve your struggles and to invite positive change. While recognizing your unique strengths, you will be made aware of the many opportunities you have to grow. You will also learn to listen to and trust yourself. In turn, I will move you in the direction toward a greater quality of life and improved confidence.

My Approach

Each of you is unique and deserves to be validated for your experiences, difficulties and emotions. One approach won’t work for everyone. My empowerment approach focuses on mind, body and soul to increase your likelihood of reaching psychological wellness, fulfilling your dreams and living a more meaningful life. I believe that lasting changes occur when they are made from within rather than searching for something outside of ourselves. I will help you identify the many small steps that you can take to find balance and harmony in your life.

Working together, we will move you towards higher self-esteem, achieving your goals, and creating a better life from the inside out. When you truly nurture your mind and body, you will begin to feel this peaceful, balanced approach to life reflected in all that you do. I will teach you that a life of wellness is a journey, not a destination. I am here to offer you support and insight into your behavioral patterns, as well as to teach you life-altering tools. Our partnership will inspire you to create your own path and to find your most healthy, fulfilled, and happy life.

I love my work and appreciate all the wonderful people I have been fortunate to have been able to help and make a difference in their lives.

 At my focus is you!