My name is Cindy and I am a Clinical Social Worker with 19 years’ experience working with children, adults and families with a range of issues including depression, grief, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse and coping with life challenges. I have extensive experience working with patients with trauma and childhood abuse histories in both Community Mental Health and in prison. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California at Sacramento in 1998 and I am licensed in California and Oregon.
People generally find me to be a good listener, and a warm and accepting presence. This helps to develop trust and positive rapport with my clients so they feel heard and supported. I practice Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy, and use a psychodynamic approach as well. I have found recent brain research very helpful to myself and to my clients in understanding how we operate and how we change. It has been so refreshing to see how this new information has lessened the blame people tend to heap on themselves for their difficulties, leaving much more room and energy to grow. I enjoy listening to people and seeing them work through challenges with support and encouragement.
When I meet a new client, I understand that it has taken some measure of courage to reach out and ask for help and I admire that a lot. I hope to meet with you soon.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #22170 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
LCSW #3278 (Expires: 2020-03-01)
Cindy's a good listener, and has a calm, firm approach to therapy.