Hi, I’m Cindy! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in O’Fallon, IL. My office is located off Hartman Lane, directly across the street from St. Clair Tennis. I’ve been doing therapy for ten years, and it’s been an incredible and fulfilling journey!
I have a passion for helping my clients (older teens and young adults) remove what’s holding them back so that they are empowered to become the most awesome self they are meant to be. For me, it’s an honor to play a small part in the journey of my clients’ lives.
One reason I work with teens and young adults is because I love how insightful and resilient they are. I was 15 years old when I first learned that therapy can be a total game-changer, and that it’s possible for anyone to change direction in their life when they have the right tools and support. In high school I was a volunteer with LifeSavers, a peer support group for suicide prevention. As a therapist now, I still volunteer with a LifeSavers chapter at a local high school.
Next to being a therapist, my second biggest passion is photography. I taught myself to take great pictures when I was in graduate school, and sometimes I even incorporate photography into my work with therapy clients. Fun fact: I’ve taken every picture hanging on the walls in my office.
What I Do
I work with older teens and young adults who are suffering from depression or anxiety, or just having trouble adjusting to normal developmental changes. For college students, I can help you adapt to the stressors of your newfound freedom and all the adult responsibilities that come with it. I also support young adults in adjusting to new careers and responsibilities as well as issues like financial stress, changes in peer relationships, and loneliness.
My clients tell me that I’m genuine—they always know I am saying what I really think. But I am also relatable, compassionate, and easy to talk to. That’s how I can help you live the life you want by identifying and changing unhealthy thinking patterns.
I’m a creative and active therapist with a slightly informal style. You’ll find that I am supportive and full of empathy, mixed with a dash of wit and sometimes sarcastic humor. Though the therapy process can be difficult at times, I believe it should also be enjoyable and even fun.
Your comfort is my number one priority. Kick off your shoes, put your feet up, grab a cup of M&M’s and let the process begin!
In our work together, we might be using a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology. I provide an individualized approach tailored to your specific needs.
I believe mindfulness is essential in therapy, and I am a firm believer in journaling as a powerful tool in the therapy process. My goal is to help my clients reach personal growth and self-fulfillment.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), and a master’s degree from McKendree University. I have ten years of clinical experience and advanced training in several therapeutic modalities.
Are You My Ideal Client?
I work with people between the ages of 15 and 35 years old who are motivated to change, have a desire to learn about themselves, and are committed to the therapy process. They are struggling with issues like:
- Trouble adjusting to life transitions
If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to start living the life you want, contact me for your free 15-minute phone consultation.