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Counseling

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Cindy strives to provide a safe place in which individuals, couples and families can work toward health and contentment. Cindy is proficient in helping clients identify and meet growth goals, developing a deeper understanding of the dynamics impacting their life, building skill sets that improve communication and problem solving, identifying lifestyle changes which will increase happiness, and implementing internal and external boundaries that will enhance life. Cindy’s 15 years of experience as a Police Social Worker and Court Advocate makes her a valuable team member in negotiating the complexities of Violent Relationships, Crime Victim experiences, and Divorce.
 
Cindy provides counseling to Adults and Adolescents around a variety of life experiences, including:

 

* Abuse

* Anxiety Disorders

* Blending Families

* Communication Problems

* Depression Disorders

* Divorce Recovery

* Domestic Violence

* First Responder Stressors

* Generational Patterns of Dysfunction

* Grief and Loss

* Infidelity

* Marital Problems

* Parent – Child Conflicts

* Post Traumatic Stress

* Premarital Counseling and Preparation

* Trauma Recovery

* Workplace Issues

* Work-Life Balance

Emotional Freedom Technique

Cindy is Certified to use Emotional Freedom Technique, often referred to as Tapping, as part of her therapeutic milieu. EFT is an approach that fuses elements of Acupuncture, Cognitive Therapy, and Exposure Therapy to effectively reduce stress responses and the emotional impact of memories that trigger distress through fingertip tapping or pressure on certain acupuncture points. Over 100 papers have been published on this technique in peer reviewed medical and psychology journals, and dozens of clinical trials have demonstrated that EFT is effective for anxiety related disorders, depression, trauma related disorders, pain, and other problems.

Coparenting Without Hostility Program

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Utilizing over 25 years of experience with abuse, divorce, and the court system, Cindy has developed a 6 week curriculum addressing:

  1. the effects on children when parents choose hostility in their coparenting relationship
  2. the keys to coparenting well in spite of any circumstances
  3. non-hostile communication skills
  4. effective problem solving
  5. personal responsibility
  6. appropriate boundaries

This program can be attended by one or both parents, individually or jointly, and insurance can be billed in most circumstances.  A letter of completion is issued indicating attendance and homework completion in the event court evidence of attendance is needed.

Community Education

Cindy is available to present information on a variety of mental health and relationship issues.

Professional Intern Supervision and Professional Mentoring

Cindy has experience with the supervision of Bachelor and Master level student interns.  Additionally, Cindy is available for a limited number of professional mentoring relationships for new clinicians.

Theoretical Models Utilized

Cindy utilizes a variety of theoretical models in her approach to counseling. These models include:

* Cognitive Behavioral Theory

* Systems Theory

* Biblical Counseling

* Internal Family Systems Theory

* Gottman Method

* Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

* Solution Focused Therapy

* Feminist Theory

* Empowerment Therapy

* Strength Based Assessment

* Emotional Freedom Technique

* Somatic Experiencing

* Attachment Theory

* Imago

TeleHealth Services

Telemental Health services are available for clients located in Illinois on Monday and Wednesday through the secure, HIPAA compliant provider doxy.me.  An In-Person intake appointment is required before using Telemental Health to ensure that these services are the best way to serve you