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About Dr. Cyndi



Dr. Cyndi Matthews is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), LPC-Supervisor (LPC-S), and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Garland, Texas.

With over 15 years experience as a counselor, and as a graduate of Texas A&M University - Commerce, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Adlerian therapy, Couples and family therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are counseling with LGBT Issues/Gender Identity, Depression/Anxiety/Stress, Addiction, Religious Abuse & Cult Recovery, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual, Emotional, & and Physical Abuse, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Sex Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Communication Skills, and Relationship Effectiveness. 

In addition to being a prominent therapist, Dr. Cyndi has presented at International, National, and Regional/Local conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of relationships, healing from spiritual abuse, counseling with LGBT, infertility, infidelity, chronic pain, sex therapy, family resilience, parenting, domestic violence, among other topics.

Dr. Cyndi is also the Clinic Director, Program Coordinator, and Counseling Lecturer at the University of North Texas at Dallas. She supervises students as they prepare to become licensed counselors. Dr. Cyndi teaches courses in multiculturalism, trauma and crisis, human development, career development, group counseling, and couples and family counseling.

Dr. Cyndi is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

PhD Counseling and Counselor Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2012
MS Counseling, Texas A&M University - Commerce, 1996

License, Certifications, & Awards

Licensed Professional Counselor (License #64495)
Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (License #64495)
National Certified Counselor (298169)

Outstanding Division TAMFC (president), Texas Counseling Association, 2015

Advocacy Award TAMFC (president), Texas Counseling Association, 2015

Distinguished Service Award TCA, Texas Counseling Association, 2012

Additional Training

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training, 2015
Gottman Couples Training, Level 1 & 2, 2014 - 2015
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), 2014
IMAGO Couples Therapy Training, 2013
PsychoDrama (Hart Foundation), 2012 - 2016
Safe Spaces/Safe Zone Ally Training, 2011 - 2014
SandTray Therapy, 2010

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC)
Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (TAMFC)
Texas Counselors for Social Justice (TxCSJ)

President of Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (TAMFC) (2014 - 2016)