About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #22170 (Expires: 2022-01-31)

LCSW #3278 (Expires: 2022-03-02)


Reviews

Written by V.I. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

She was wonderful!

Written by T.A. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cindy is great. She’s responsive, educated, compassionate, patient, and gentle.

Written by S.A. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Cindy is a wonderful therapist. She's very attentive and offers a very wide variety of techniques to allow me to learn to deal with my issues. She is a lifesaver, and I'd absolutely recommend her.

Written by D.W. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by S.A. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Cindy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by R.O. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Amazing counselor with immense knowledge and actionable advice. Cindy has made a meaningful change in my life within just weeks of speaking with her.