My name is Cindy and I am a Clinical Social Worker with 20 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
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #22170 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
LCSW #3278 (Expires: 2022-03-02)
Cindy is a compassionate and knowledgeable practitioner who listens deeply. She gave me not only empathy and support but practical tools to change myself for the better.
Cindy seems to be a knowledgable, kind, and thoughtful professional. I have only good things to say about her, and my experience with this platform so far. However, I am apprehensive to write a review after only one session. I think that after a few more sessions I will be able to articulate a more formative complement.
Cindy is an excellent therapist--she is smart, open, empathetic, and honest. Even with the first session with her, she's helped me out enormously. I appreciate her expertise, willingness to listen, and support.
I started seeing Cindy when my life was for the most part good and overall happy but I knew there were things about my behavior and beliefs that I wanted to work on and understand. A few months in my world fell apart. I was navigating pain and grief I had never before experienced. Cindy was and is a big reason I feel I made it through in a healthy way. She listens and is compassionate, she brings tools and techniques to the table. Because of Cindy’s guidance I have found a world of knowledge to be explored in mindfulness and meditation and practice daily practices that help me remain aware of my emotions so I am not dragged around by the ups and downs of life. I values Cindy’s time and would recommend her to anyone!
Cindy is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She makes me feel heard and valid and respected no matter how trivial my issues seem. Additionally, she always gives me the tools I need to overcome whatever I’m facing. I’ve learned so much from her that is literally priceless to me. Thank you Cindy!
She's very kind and patient, guides me through what I need to talk about and always seems happy to hear from me which helps my self-esteem a bit. I really appreciate all she has done to help me
Cindy is a fantastic, wonderful, caring counselor, I could not have asked for someone better. She has changed my outlook on life and my demeanor tremendously.
She was wonderful!
Cindy is great. She’s responsive, educated, compassionate, patient, and gentle.
Cindy was an amazing counselor. The person that I was when I met her I don’t even recognize anymore. When we started I was in a dark and low place in my life. Through her caring and patient counseling it has rejuvenated my spirit and equipped my mind with tools in the event I return to that place. I greatly greatly appreciate her.
I have worked with Cindy for about 2+ months now. We started with a video call and followed up almost weekly with a phone session. 100% of the time, she was available to me. She never not answered my emails in a timely fashion; and, she was always on time for our calls and gave me as much time as I needed. She always asked me to write or schedule time with her as much as I needed.
She is a wonderful listener. She has a kind voice. She is calm. She is patient. She offers incredible advice and exercises- specifically mediation, breathing and self love- which she is really passionate about. I came to Cindy in crisis with my professional, personal life and relationship- she jumped in with no fear and no worry- she knew she would be able to help. It was bittersweet when I had the moment and feeling this morning that it was time to end my subscription with BetterHelp and Cindy but when she agreed and congratulated me for how far I have come, I knew it was good timing. I know I will be back in the near future as Cindy and I both agreed- "life has its up and downs." But, I can assure you I would like to return to speak with Cindy again. Thank you, Cindy for your time, patience, kind words and expertise to help me heal.... You are so wonderful!
Amazing counselor with immense knowledge and actionable advice. Cindy has made a meaningful change in my life within just weeks of speaking with her.