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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching
LPC #6383 (Expires: 2020-06-30)