Cynthia offers her clients an opportunity to connect mind, body, and spirit within the context of the greater human story. In her multi-dimensional practice, she incorporates somatic and nature-based psychotherapies with bodywork and movement for a holistic and integrated approach to healing. Her specialties include using mindfulness techniques, narrative and expressive arts work, and guided meditations to bring awareness to the soul's home within the body and to help clients make sense of their life-long journeys towards an authentic self. Clients have the opportunity to release emotion through physical and creative expression, and to practice and incorporate coping skills for balancing the stresses of our daily lives, our relationships, and within the context of planetary environmental crisis.
With seven years as a middle school Language Arts, Social Studies, and Spanish teacher, Cynthia has worked extensively to help students and parents develop academic, stress-management, and mindfulness skills. Additionally, her nine years of massage experience have given her a strong foundation in the healing arts as well as in the importance of the body as the home for the soul. Also, Cynthia lived in Guatemala for a number of years, where she embarked upon journey away from her Christian upbringing, and through the following crisis and endless search for spiritual fulfillment. Upon returning to the U.S. after a number of years, she was haunted by the traumatic event of a lightning strike that killed a tourist, and she wrote and published a memoir of her Fulbright experience called "Out of Grace". Through her master's program in writing creative nonfiction, she discovered the profound therapeutic power of memoir, and the benefit of physically extracting the narrative from the body, and finding the truth of the personal journey within the greater human story that connects us all across time and space. With narrative writing workshops, Cynthia hopes to empower clients through the wisdom of their own hearts and balanced minds.
Cynthia is a registered psychotherapist, and lives in Lyons with her daughter Hazel and dog Ollie. She loves hiking and road biking, and you might see her playing the upright bass or guitar at local bluegrass jams.