Cindy Olsen

(M.S., LMHC)

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:
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 #0455 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on May 21, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.