My Favorite Quote

"Change your thoughts and you change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction

Get to Know Cindy

Therapist | LPCC

My therapy approach is one based on a strong therapeutic alliance, collaboration, and client strengths. I use an integrated approach that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed CBT, client centered, solution focused, and motivational interviewing…but what works best for the individual client is unique and I am not bound to a single approach.

My Professional Background

I received my B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. After being laid off from a job I didn’t particularly love, I began searching for something that would be more fulfilling. I have always been the empathetic friend that people turn to and I enjoy helping others, so the therapist role appealed to me and I decided to go back to school to pursue a counseling degree. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2014. I have experienced multiple settings: private practice, crisis residential, and community agency where I have worked with severe persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief/bereavement, phobias, life-transitions, adolescent issues, and more. I have worked with individuals, couples, and groups but my current focus is with individual clients.

Education, Training, and Certifications

    • Associates degree – College of San Mateo
    • Bachelors – California State University, Sacramento, Communications/Psychology
    • Masters – Walden University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
    • The Grip of Grief: Processing The Continual Losses of the Pandemic
    • Suicide: Assessment, Treatment, and Management
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Improving Cultural Competence
    • Human Trafficking
    • DSM 5
    • Crisis Intervention Training – Certificate from Stand Up Placer

Fun Facts

I am an avid equestrian and enjoy going to local shows. I also enjoy camping, gardening, and tennis, as well as being a 4H leader for goat and horse projects. I have two dogs (an English Cream Golden Retriever and a West Highland White Terrier) that often snooze in my home office during telehealth sessions. I love to bake but I avoid cooking whenever I can.

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