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About Me

I am a Master's level, licensed counselor with over 20 year experience in human services. Currently, I operate a small private practice where I have been seeing clients for 18 years. Before that, and during the beginning of my practice, I also worked for several agencies in various roles including family therapist, individual therapist, group therapist, play therapist, foster care specialist, social worker, and mental health provider for "therapeutic" classrooms. These experiences have given me both insight and skills for various populations. I will incorporate all of this into my practice to form a therapeutic partnership with you.
While I practice from many different counseling theories and protocols, I experience the best outcomes for my clients by tailoring my approach to your unique issues and personality. Additionally, I typically advocate appropriate holistic interventions, for example, exercise, specific journaling, mindfulness, and expressive therapy if indicated and with acceptance from you.
I want you to know that I will work with you; and, for you to know that I work for you. My goal is to provide advocacy, respectful listening, and unconditional support that is non-judgmental. I will be your safe place where you can explore issues and barriers to you well being. Once we've determine what those are, we will work together to overcome both emotional barriers and logistical barriers with the goal of a happier, healthier perspective. You will always feel better after our time together.

If you're looking for life coaching, our relationship will be a bit different. We will identify tangible goals and develop a plan to reach those goals, looking at them realistically, identifying barriers and how to overcome those barriers in a cognitive, step by step process. Life coaching is about "getting after it" and the best way to accomplish that.

The first step is reaching out. Congratulations! You did that!
I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #00455 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cindy Olsen. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.E. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Cindy has been extremely helpful in guiding me on my mental health journey. I felt very lost and she’s helped me navigate with her professionalism and thoughtful methods. I cannot say enough about how she’s changed my outlook for the better.

Written by M.E. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

A really great experience overall

Written by N.I. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

She is really understanding and she knows that exact word to say. Available all the time

Written by J.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been working with Cindy for the past several months while going through a particularly rough period of my life and she has been everything I needed and more. She is very understanding and easy to talk to while also being firm when needed. She truly has a gift and I am beyond grateful that I was matched with her. I have nothing but praise for Cindy and feel very fortunate to continue to work with her.

Written by A.L. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far she has had many helpful tips and Is the most understanding and kind counselor that I’ve had in my lifetime. She has great tips great advice and I really feel a confident connection with her that I haven’t felt with a counselor in a long time.

Written by K.E. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cindy has been excellent over the last 9 months. I’ve felt more clarity during my time with her than I ever have before. She is responsive, kind, and professional!

Written by H.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've worked with Cindy for a short time but she's already helped me so much. The techniques she shares with me are exactly what I need and I think I've made progress already. She's been great to work with!

Written by L.I. on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 4 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Cindy has impacted me after only a few sessions to help address my concerns. She helped me identify areas that I wanted to address and gently guided me and provided me support in a caring and professional way. I look forward to continuing to work with her!

Written by J.E. on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cindy is awesome! She is friendly, funny, compassionate, and truly cares about my well-being. My only wish is that I would have found her sooner!

Written by R.I. on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cindy is an amazing person... I have huge amount of confidence that she is a true expert in what she does...I would highly highly recommend her to anyone

Written by B.R. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been with Cindy for a little over 3 months now and she is amazing. She has really helped me find myself after a really rough time and deal with issues from my past. I would suggest her to anyone.

Written by L.I. on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great communicator. She makes me feel heard and helps me to understand my journey in ways that I can navigate better.

Written by G.I. on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far I have enjoyed having her being my counselor.

Written by A.L. on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Cindy for a few weeks now and she is very insightful and helpful. She helps me find my own conclusions and offers great additional resources for subjects that we talk about. I am happy to have found a great counselor like Cindy.

Written by E.M. on Apr 19, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Cindy has done a great job in just a short amount of time asking all the right questions, sending me questionnaires etc. to better understand me, my needs and create a path/direction towards making my life better and improving myself. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance and support in regards to improving irrational thinking, stress, parenting and past trauma.

Written by K.A. on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have really found Cindy's help and insight helpful and I've only had 3 sessions so far. It is evident she is well informed and has a variety of resources to help. And her advice has been very eye-opening as well.

Written by J.E. on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Cindy is very understanding and awesome.

Written by R.E. on Feb 28, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cindy has been extremely helpful. I came to her for one problem and she seems to be helping me on things I've struggled with for years. She has many years of experience and it shows. She's down to earth and I feel completely comfortable talking with her.

Written by A.N. on Feb 05, 2020 after therapy with Cindy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been doing video chats with Cindy Olsen for a couple of months now. I had not been in therapy for many years. I am so glad that I found BetterHelp and that Cindy found me. I am going through a number of life changes related to health, loss, and career. Cindy is very knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, reassuring, insightful, and offers very helpful options and alternatives. My mood and outlook on life are much brighter since beginning sessions with Cindy.

Written by S.A. on Dec 21, 2019 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am receiving helpful insight from our sessions.