Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in Southern Utah for over 20 years. She is currently the Southern Utah Regional Coordinator for EMDRIA (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing international association) and is a certified EMDR therapist.
Cindy received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in 1996 and has been working as a mental health therapist ever since that time. She primarily works with adults and conceptualizes treatment through the lens of EMDR therapy, which is an integrative, comprehensive therapy that has successfully been used to treat a wide variety of issues and disorders. Additional therapies she has received advanced training in and has integrated into her therapeutic practice include, Ego State therapy and Somatic psychotherapy.
I have a fundamental belief that we are capable of healing and that the natural healing capacities are already a part of who we are. A therapist is not a healer, but is a facilitator of healing. I believe that there are three key elements that need to be in place for healing to take place in a therapeutic setting. First, your level of motivation and commitment to work through your issues is the top priority. A therapist cannot work harder than you do at resolving your issues. Second, the therapeutic relationship needs to be a good fit. Third, it is the responsibility of the therapist to provide safe, effective and competent treatment that matches the needs of each client.