Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that their best interest comes first. I hope that through understanding and gentle humor, we can find connection and work on the challenges that brought you to seek a therapist. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, a loss, life changes, trauma or some other circumstance, I hope to support and help you through the situation.
I have been a therapist for more than 15 years and in that time I have honed a flexible set of therapy skills that I adapt to match your personal life goals. No matter which therapeutic approach I am utilizing, my style is always sincere and wholehearted. I believe in the goodness of all people and that we are all worthy of respect. I do lean toward evidenced-based therapeutic approaches and I am trained in a variety of models/ techniques. If I had to describe my therapeutic style in a few words, I would say that I am an attachment-based therapist with an eclectic therapy style as I draw from such approaches as mindfulness, solution based therapy, cognitive behavioral approaches, Hakomi, somatic approaches and EMDR.
I look forward to working with you as you take the next step to living the life you want to live!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 13358
TN LPC 2767
Now I have been with Cindy three years. As a health care provider navigating through the pandemic with my stress level through the roof- not only does Cindy listen but gives me tools to help with anxiety that accompanies the stress I deal with. I can't imagine where I would be without her help.
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and depression
I haven’t had a chance to work with her much yet, but Cindy genuinely makes me feel accepted and at ease. I find her exceptionally easy to talk to, and she’s kind and expresses sincere interest and concern when discussing things that matter the most to me.
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and self esteem
I have been happy with this experience. Cindy is really easy to talk with and has made me feel comfortable since the beginning. I’m not a very open person and making me feel comfortable is a big deal!
Written on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Caring, kind, empathetic, and very knowledgeable. Cindy is an excellent therapist and I recommend her highly.
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Cindy is a very kind and understanding person, easy to talk to, and very good at re-framing situations to be more approachable. I was immediately comfortable with Cindy, which allowed our sessions to be more productive.
Written on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Cindy is a wonderful listener. She knows when to let me talk and when to step in and give me advice. I’ve felt myself grow so much in the past few months from our sessions.
Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd