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Cyndi is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC). She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator for the programs created by Dr. Brené Brown including The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™.
Cyndi embodies the motto Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™ by continually stepping outside her zone of comfort. She shifted her life in 2014 when she was faced with the reality of either never trying a single one of her "crazy" ideas from her "Big Idea Fairy" (B.I.F.) or living life a little scared and trying. She now uses fear as an indicator that something is meaningful and worth trying rather than running away. #fearismylovelanguage
Cyndi is Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and serves on the DFW regional team as well as several local teams, responding to first responders struggling with what is experienced at critical incidents.
Cyndi was honored to by elected and serve as Texas Counseling Association President from 2017-2018.
She was selected by the Office of the Governor in 2018 as one of 3 mental health professionals to serve on a statewide work group focusing on Mental Health Access for First Responders.
Cyndi is known for her educational and entertaining presentation style to both first responders and mental health professionals. She has spoken at a wide variety of local and statewide conferences as well as the national stage at the Foundations of Connection Summit, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the FBI National Training Academy Association Conference (FBINTAA). She is asked to consult with IACP on their projects supporting law enforcement spouses and families.
In 2020, the American Counseling Association awarded Cyndi the Samuel T Gladding Unsung Heros Award for her work with first responders and in the counseling field.
Also in 2020, Texas Counseling Association awarded her the Presidential Award for her continual work and support in the counseling field.