I am a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas and Missouri for over 20 years. In my years working as a social worker, I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice for over 15 years, where I have provided counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. I have experience working with adults of all ages, children and adolescents. I have worked with survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse, as well as survivors of domestic violence and other traumas. I also have experience in working with clients who are attempting to manage grief and all types of loss, as well as anger and emotional management and all forms of anxiety and panic disorders, including agoraphobia.
My treatment approach is warm, open and welcoming to all clients and their life experiences. I attempt to find commonality in experiences in building rapport and use this commonality to normalize clients feelings and experiences. I partner with clients in developing their realistic and achievable goals for treatment, as well as working toward those goals. It is my belief that all of us have the answers to our problems, but obstacles sometimes obscure those answers; therefore, my role as counselor is to partner with and assist clients in exploring and minimizing their obstacles in order to clearly see their solutions and formulate the appropriate response to those solutions. I recognize that it takes an aware and determined person to take the steps to improve their life; I honor my client's decision to enhance their life.
I am here to assist and empower you on your journey to better well-being. I look forward to hearing from you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Domestic Violence , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LSCSW #1887 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
LCSW #006152 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I've only seen Cynthia a few times so far but I've truly enjoyed our sessions together. She's empathetic and I get the sense that she's doing her utmost to really understand and *hear* what I'm saying. Her follow up and care has made me feel seen and valued. I look forward to working more with her in the future- on my future!
Cynthia has been great. She has helped me to narrow my issues so that I have something more solid to focus and work on.
I feel heard by her even when I am not confident that my line of thinking is making sense or when I doubt my ability to communicate my thought.
Cynthia is great! We have only had a few session so far and she is completely understanding, supportive and has really helped provide a perspective that I would not be able to understand or see elsewhere. She listens to what I say and we discuss the situation and what I can do to make it better or to help not feel that way in the future.
I've only been with her for about a week but so far it has helped having someone to listen to what I need to say and help try and figure out what needs to be done in order to help. I have a busy work schedule and she helps fit me in where I can be fit in in order for our sessions to work well.