CINDY GORDON, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC
Therapist & Counselor
Cindy is a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified art therapist. She works with women facing the challenges of depression, trauma, relationship, communication and anger issues, body image, grief, anxiety, and life transitions.
At Colorado Women’s Center, Cindy works with clients using both verbal psychotherapy and non-verbal methods (art therapy, photography, and writing). Her clients have found art-making, such as collage, painting, drawing, poetry, as well as photography, productive methods to reduce stress, promote self-awareness, and gain insights about themselves. In terms of psychotherapy she uses an eclectic approach, combining psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness elements. She also has a deep interest in sharing an existentialist perspective, so clients will explore how they make meaning in their lives, and how they may do so in the future in a way that is consistent with their core values.
In addition, Cindy has a certification in Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy, and works with animals in therapy which, she believes, fosters the healing and growing process.
Cindy is also an adjunct faculty member in the Art Therapy department at Naropa University. She enjoys doing supervision with graduate students and professionals.
Her volunteer work includes conducting art groups at Soft Voices, a drop-in center in Longmont for individuals facing mental health challenges, and conducting art groups for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Cindy loves spending time with her 14 animals, bike riding, practicing yoga, painting and other art-making, and horse back riding.