About Cherise


Cherise M. Young, MA

With 30 years-experience in the field of social services, and 21 years of that dedicated to the area of mental health; My Oasis of Hope Consulting founder, Cherise Young, has coached individuals, families, church groups and professionals to: improve their level of functioning, achieve emotional well-being and enhance their communication skills. Cherise assists and equips all she meets to: live in, with and on purpose.

In addition to offering consultation and coaching, Cherise shares messages to community groups to assist participants to enjoy their relationships in the home, the workplace and the community at large. Focused on designing a culture of expectant hope, Cherise and My Oasis of Hope Consulting encourages all to move forward in power and truth.

Cherise received her B.S. in Psychology from Florida A. and M. University, where she minored in African American Studies. Later, she received a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary (IN).  In 2016, hoping to enhance her skills and assist organizations, Cherise completed studies at Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) and earned a M.A. degree in Strategic Organizational Leadership. To add to her knowledge base, Cherise completed eCornell’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Certification Program in the midst of a pandemic in 2020.

Over the years, Cherise has served in a variety of community roles such as: facilitator, program director, advisory board leader, trainer and conference speaker. Originally from Indiana, Cherise now lives in Southern Nevada (by way of Southern California). If she isn’t planning the next Hekima gathering, she spending as much time as possible with her daughter and granddaughter, Candace and Aevrie. Cherise hopes to positively impact others to create their oasis of hope and bloom wherever they find themselves!

Be sure to inquire how you can bring Cherise to your group for a workshop, seminar, training or for consultation. All facilitation is designed with your topic and goal in mind.  Cherise and My Oasis of Hope Consulting appreciates the opportunity to help you meet your personal or organizational objectives and goals.

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