Reach Out & We Will Be There

LEAF’s no-cost mental health care includes individual therapy, group work, trauma help, community-based support, and more. Short term or long term options are available.

Mental Wellness & Addiction Recovery


We are looking for a qualified clinician (LPCC or LCSWP) to join our team.

Cherie Maureaux

Cherie Maureaux

Program Manager, Mental Wellness & Addiction Recovery

Cherie Maureaux hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, but her Lyons roots grow deep. While serving in a trauma relief role in Chicago, she purchased a small property in Lyons and has been spending time in our community for over 25 years. She moved to Lyons full-time in 2018 and started working at LEAF in 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in Addictions Counceling and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy), a form of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy specifically developed for reducing the power of traumatic memories.

Email Cherie with questions or to learn more.


Coping and Alleviating Stress

Coping and Alleviating Stress

"When we witness tragic events, stress or PTSD symptoms can be activated. If you find yourself feeling off, try out this grounding exercise & tips for immediate stress relief. As always, if...

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