Misty Mountains

Cindy's Story

Canadian Certified Counsellor

I have wanted to work in mental health for as long as I can remember. I have always loved to hear people's stories and think that it is a great privilege when people choose to share with me and allow me to support them in their journey.

In 2005 my family went through many unexpected changes in our lives. During this time, I realized that mental health is a precious balancing act between the resources and supports we have for coping versus the challenges we are experiencing. When life provides more challenges than resources for coping, I am happy to provide trauma-informed and evidence-based treatments that build on existing strengths.

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Areas of Practice

Populations

  • Children

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

Presenting Concerns

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioural Concerns

  • Depression

  • Relationship Changes

  • Trauma

Education and Credentials

Professional Membership

Cindy is a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since 2020.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Cindy graduated from Yorkville University in 2020 with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in psychology and women’s studies, from the University of Manitoba.


Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since 2016

Post-Graduate Training

Cindy is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a neurological and body-oriented therapy used for the treatment of trauma and other mental health concerns.

Additional Training

Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Narrative Therapy and Reauthoring Conversations

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (Level One)

EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach

Core Brain Story Certification

CISM: Critical Incident Stress Management (Group Crisis Intervention)

Level One VTRA (Violence Threat Risk Assessment Training)

Trauma Informed Care: Translating Trauma Informed Principles into Practice

Responding to Trauma in Early Childhood

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Handle With Care: Promoting Mental Health in Young Children

Mental Health First Aid for Seniors

safeTalk: Suicide Prevention

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Mental Health Experience

Cindy has been working in the mental health field for the last seven years, in a variety of roles, to support student, family and community wellness and teaching mental health prevention and promotion strategies. She has also worked with her local volunteer fire department providing critical incident stress debriefings.