Cynthia Hope Kindgren MS/LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professinal Counselor
Office: Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychological Associates LLC.
6973 Redansa Drive
Rockford IL. 61108
“I create a safe but challenging environment for individuals in which th4ey can identify and explore their issues. I provide them with educational information regarding their issues and assist them in understanding and processing this information. I believe in the incredible power of the mind and the magnificence of the human spirit. I believe with guidance we all have the ability to identify issues. I believe we all have the power to change our thoughts and behaviors. I also believe we each have the potential to heal and the capability to rebuild. I use psychotherapy, cognitive retraining and hypnosis to assist individuals in achieving happy, healthy and balanced life.
With 11 yeas of experience in the field of psychology, I offer assessment of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, lack of motivation and addiction issues that may have a negative impact on weight loss and overall wellbeing. My assessment involves a minimum of a one hour appointment with the individual. I also request medical records and previous counseling or psychiatric records prior to the appointment. I conduct a request medical records and previous counseling or psychiatric records prior to the appointment. I conduct a part of my initial assessment. Getting a clear picture of their support system is an important component of the assessment. After the initial assessment I provide treatment recommendations regarding an individual’s strengths, weaknesses and any psychopathology that may negatively impact their weight loss goals. I provide recommendation s regarding how best to motivate this individual. I also provide treatment for depression, anxiety, lack of educational models of psychotherapy.
I attended the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana for my undergraduate work in psychology graduating with honors. I completed my graduate work at Northern Illinois University, again graduating with honors in counseling. I completed an internship in at Rockford Memorial Hospital. I continued to work in the neuropsychology department at VanMatre Health South Rehabilitation Center until 2002 when I began my private practice, I am certified by the national board for certified counselors. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State for IL. I am also a certified hypnotherapist in Illinois. I am a member of the American Counseling association, Illinois Counseling Association, Rockford chamber of Commerce, International Society of Mental Health Online and a member of the Illinois Mental Health Association. I have worked in a variety of settings providing assessment and treatment to children, adults, couples and families.
I have personal knowledge of how to effectively cope with tragedy and manage pain. I sustained a spinal cord injury 16 years ago which resulted in quadriplegia. I have progressed from total paralysis to walking with a cane. I have learned how to access and utilize the incredible power of the mind to reduce suffering and pain. I have strategies and techniques that can help individuals and their family members cope with the many changes that follow a serious medical condition or injury.”
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