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Cindy Tenaglia, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) outside of Phila. with over 12 years of clinical experience. I've worked with individuals, couples and families in both in-patient and out-patient settings dealing with a wide range of mental health and life issues. Prior to getting my training and degree from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work I lived at an intentional community on 130 beautiful acres in Wisconsin. Collaborating and communicating with people has always been most satisfying and important to me. My goal in providing coaching and therapy is always to promote effective solutions for whatever issues clients face. My style is warm, empathic and tailored to the individual. I am a strong advocate for self directed learning, having homeschooled my son and daughter for 9 years. I bring that same philosophy to facilitating growth in all I work with.

My work with clients is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidenced based approach to problems in living. If you would like to have a more valued and vital life, have issues or problems you struggle with, and want to reduce your struggling and increase valued living, then ACT is for you! I will collaborate with you to promote psychological flexibility and self awareness.. I utilize the ACT Matrix to collaborate with clients in discovering how to move toward who and what is important to them.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cindy Tenaglia. 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.

Cindy is a wonderful therapist! She is personable, respectful, and always helpful!

Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

I like Cindy very much she is very professional. I can talk to her about anything

Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Love her expertise and approach

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning coaching

Cindy is a wonderful therapist - she listens to all of your concerns and you feel heard, supported and respected. I can't recommend her enough - I have really valued our time together and she gave me many tools to work with on dealing with my issues. It has been so helpful working with Cindy I feel like I have really transitioned and grown during our time together!

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Cindy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cindy Tenaglia is by far the best therapist I've had. She doesn't ask the same few questions each session, each session has a different array of topics/discussion. I always feel listened to, respected and never judged (which in my opinion is how all therapists should be). I highly recommend her to anyone going through something, you will not be disappointed.

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Cindy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Cindy is great so far and I enjoy talking with her.

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue