Dr. Cindy Kao

(PsyD, LPC, LCPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Dr. Cindy Kao, and I have my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in psychotherapy as well as a university lecturer and professor. I specialize in relational work, daily stressers, feelings of loneliness, worry, grief and trauma, dealing with change, parenting, and women's issues. I am a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-informed clinician, and often utilize mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral interventions. However, I will tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in the authentic connection between client and therapist and a person's power to change as well as treating a person with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe that often, our first examples and models of how to behave and think begin in our childhoods, and sometimes we struggle to relearn a better way to deal with our world.

Sometimes, our lives are going fine, until they aren’t. It takes courage to recognize when you need help, and it isn’t easy to seek a happier and fulfilling life as well as taking those first steps towards change. If you are ready and willing to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LPC #6383 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LCPC #LC10501 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Kao has been extraordinarily helpful at being a sounding board and open ear when I have needed it most. I hope to continue working with her as long as I am on the platform.

Written by B.R. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Great therapist with an understanding and smart personality that helps me through my problems.

Written by M.E. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Kao is awesome and very understanding.

Written by S.U. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kao has been fantastic. I am happy to have found a counselor that I click with so easily.

Written by N.A. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Cindy for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr Kao is attentive, kind and encouraging. She is curious about my world and tries her very best to aid me. She sees things in my perspective and is very understanding about my situation.