Education: Rider College, BA, Catholic University of America, MSW; UMass-Amherst, MA in German Languages and Literatures; Anna Maria College, MA in Pastoral Ministry
Advanced Training: DBT, bereavement, life adjustments and transitions, chronic mental health needs, clinical pastoral education
Biography: Cynthia has extensive experience working in varied settings including residential, inpatient and community treatment programs geared to children, adolescents and adults. Her therapeutic approach entails a psycho-social, multi-dimensional assessment of one’s innate strengths, talents, and skills which, used effectively in concert with eclectic therapies including supportive, cognitive, behavior-based, and insight-oriented treatments, aid in the attainment of mental health and inner fulfillment. She utilizes the therapeutic process to explore with her clients that which lends meaning and value to their lives while, in the process of exploration gaining awareness that these foundational elements spawn and foster personal growth, healing, and well-being. Within the scope of her professional pursuits lie hospice and hospital chaplaincy, child welfare, prison ministry, and social justice theory and practice.
Statement of Care: "I view the therapeutic process as a thoughtful journey into the world of personal reflection and problem solving. We, each of us, hold beliefs and values which impact our behaviors and actions in our families, our workplaces, and in the world at large. Reflection upon these aspects endows us with awareness of self in relation to others, develops personal and spiritual growth, and fortifies us to confront myriad challenges and problems that arise within the experience of living. Well-being, I believe, evolves from applying strengths, talents, skills, and beliefs to meet those challenges effectively."
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