Supporting families when life gets tricky

Branching Out Family Services offers support every step of the way. A variety of programs and services to assist families in meeting their own goals and connecting them to other families just like theirs. In addition to counseling, coaching, and referrals, we now offer therapeutic recreation programs, self care and DDD services.

Meet the Founder

Counselor, Cherrie Vierra-Lonkar founded Branching Out, along with her husband, psychologist and professor, Dr. Brian Lonkar. Cherrie's dream was to create a new approach to supporting families just like theirs. In addition to being behavioral health professionals, the Lonkars are both special needs and adoptive parents.

Meet the Team

We are proud to offer a skilled team with experience supporting families just like yours. Everyone has a unique connection to the communities that we serve.