Cindy Hitchcock is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of problems in intimate relationships, such as domestic violence, marital discord, divorce, and parent-child conflict, as well as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and recovery from Trauma. Cindy earned her degrees at Wheaton College and the Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Chicago. Cindy’s Counseling expertise has emerged from her work in the residential treatment of abused children, serving as an Emergency Room Crisis Social Worker, 15 years of practice as a Police Social Worker where she addressed a wide variety of problems in life, functioned as a court advocate, and provided mediation for an array of conflict situations, and , most recently, over 15 years of work with individuals, couples, and families in Private Practice. Cindy is a Emotional Freedom Technique Certified Practitioner and a Trained Mediator and Collaborative Law Child Advocate. Additionally, Cindy has been an active participant in a number of community based professional groups combating Domestic Violence and educating the community on the realities of Divorce; has provided Community Education on a number of topics related to Trauma, the Effects of Divorce, Mental Health conditions, and Personal Safety; has created and provided Police training; acted as an Intern Supervisor and as a Professional Mentor; and is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.
In her counseling, Cindy uses a direct, goal focused, values based approach that takes into account all parts of the person, the various influences exerted on the individual, and the strengths each individual posesses. Cindy’s approach is informed by a number of theoretical models, including: Cognitive Behavioral, Systems, Solution Focused, Attachment, Sensorimotor, DBT, Empowerment, Gottman Method, and Imago. Cindy relies on a number of evidence based interventions to help her clients create a healthier, well balanced environment – both within and without. Additionally, Cindy is a committed Christian and is happy to utilize faith based, Biblical counseling if it is requested. Telemental Health services are available in addition to In-Person appointments.
Cindy would be honored to journey through this chapter of your life beside you – offering her years of experience, training, compassion, and insight to you as you move toward the goals you desire. Please contact Cindy Hitchcock with any questions you have or to schedule an initial appointment.