With mindfulness- and compassion-based therapy, I support clients through grief & loss, relationship issues, healing from trauma, and searching for meaning & purpose. So many of the issues that bring people to therapy are natural responses to the challenges we face as human beings. Through the process of therapy, we bring curiosity and compassion to our inner experience; and in the safety of a non-judgmental space, we explore options for understanding and growth.
I'm a holistic psychotherapist, so I invite examination of mind, body, spirit, and culture into our work together. I believe that inherent in every person is the drive toward wellness; my job is to provide the environment where that process can unfold. In my practice I draw from mindfulness-based, transpersonal, existential, and family systems therapies.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (Holistic) from John F. Kennedy University – a program with a long tradition of recognizing the integration of mind, body, spirit, and culture as essential to mental health and wellbeing. Part of my studies at JFKU included a specialization in Buddhist Psychology, as well as extensive training and experience in grief counseling. For over a year, I worked as a grief counselor at a hospice in Silicon Valley, where I provided support to clients who had recently lost a loved one. Following that, I worked at the YWCA for two years, supporting clients who had experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Before this career transition, I worked in corporate finance for over 15 years.
I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher with over 200 hours of training (RYT-200). I hold certifications to teach Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), as well as a certification in Trauma Informed Sex Positive Therapy.
Greater peace is possible. I can help you tap into your inner strength and wisdom, and move forward through life's difficulties with grace and authenticity. The process of therapy can be challenging in itself - and it is worth the work. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401018270
I only have good things to say about Cindy! She listens and helps guide conversations. Cindy asks follow up questions and digs deeper. As a young adult, I feel like she offers great advice/new perspectives. I learn so much in every session. She is very professional and keeps tabs on the updates in my life. I highly recommend Cindy, she has been amazing this last year.
Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia (Cindy) for 10 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is AMAZING ❤️❤️
Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia (Cindy) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes