Cecilia Zinnikas

LPC, LCPC

About me

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Montana, with 32 years of professional work experience. I have a nickname of the velvet hammer….I speak truth with compassion, encourage authenticity and share earthy and at time humorous insights. My approach utilizes DBT, CBT, Somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems and EMDR. I am experienced working specifically with healthcare professionals who may have occupational licensure concerns; eating disordered clients; clients navigating young adulthood; clients healing from trauma and adults healing from chaotic childhood environments. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 32

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OK LPC LPC02869

MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-50216


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cecilia Zinnikas. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cecilia is hands down the best therapist I have had the pleasure to work with. She immediately made me feel comfortable letting out built-up emotions and taught me techniques to deal with them. She worked quickly, efficiently, professionally, and thoroughly, ensuring I was comfortable and ready for the next steps. Through her help, I have dealt with past trauma that was only compounding and getting worse as time passed. The work we have done has been life-changing for me. She knew when to check in on me to ensure I was ok and always responded quickly with advice. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have been working with Cecilia for around 3 months, I can't describe how great it has been. She's very friendly, supportive, and a great listener. She really knows what to adress and what to ask to get you to open up and knows how to help you better understand yourself to improve. She has used different methods in our sessions and they were all effective . Even though we are from very different cultures, she's very respectful and understanding of mine and she doesn't give advice that doesn't go with my believes. Our sessions has been very effective and she continuously sends useful worksheets targeting the concerns we discussed in the session. I sincerely believe Cecilia helped me become a better person and I couldn't ask for a better therapist!

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is the best

Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

Very supportive never once did she belittle me or make my feelings feel invalid

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Cecilia is wonderful, she will tell you the truth and allow you to process and understand that truth and how it creates your life. She is very friendly and keen on figuring out what is under the surface. Her knowledge and delivery of information is very thought provoking and helpful.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cecilia is very perceptive and help me a lot in a short time. She is very proactive and responsive. Thank you for all the support and advice.

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really enjoy her. She's very friendly and makes me feel comfortable as we talk. She's helped me so much already!

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Cecilia is the best therapist I've ever worked with and is helping me through tough times.

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Cecilia offers a very safe place for me to be able to talk about my feelings and struggles.
She is encouraging, realistic and her toolbox is full. Her amount of expertise makes me feel very safe heard and seen

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Cecilia has been so good in listening and providing professional advice and help. She is so easy to talk to, welcoming and puts you at ease. I really like working with her to improve myself

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Cecilia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Amazing therapist for me. She communicates very well with me and respects my feelings and ways of thinking. She is very stern about her thoughts and beliefs and keeps me on track with myself, which is what I appreciate about her most.

Work with me!