Cynthia Peters, LMFT
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I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist offering telehealth mental health services in Illinois. I have 16 years of experience working with individual adults and couples who are experiencing anxiety, difficult life transitions, and relationship struggles of all sorts.
I have always worked in private practice, and when COVID-19 hit, I stepped into the world of telehealth. It has been a great transition for me in my career, and I enjoy that more and more people now have access to mental health therapy like never before. I'm always encouraging of looking for those "silver linings" to difficult situations, such as COVID-19.
With individuals, I use treatment strategies from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I find that the people that I work with enjoy having tangible resources at their finger-tips to further our work together between sessions. I offer exercises to practice at home, and encourage journaling, with guided writing prompts. I also encourage setting smart therapy goals right from the beginning, which serves as a guide for our work together.
With couples, I am trained in the Gottman Method, and find it a fantastic strategy for assisting couples who are looking for ways to grow fondness, closeness & connection, and improve their communication patterns for happier, more satisfying relationships. I am "relationship-friendly", which means that I am NOT here to suggest ending the relationship right from the start. I believe in change and growth, and when I receive a couple into therapy, I work from the presumption that they also believe in change and growth, no matter what situation has brought them into therapy.
I also offer Pre-Marital Preparation sessions for newly engaged couples who are looking to put their best feet forward as they walk down the aisle to "I Do." I feel quite honored to be part of a young couple's start to a long-life together. I am trained and certified to offer PREPARE/ENRICH sessions with couples.
If you are goal-directed, and ready to make some changes in your life for the better, feel free to book a session on my website at www.cyndipeters.com to see if we might be a good match to work with. Here for you and happy to help!
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Anger Issues
- Mental Health Professionals
- Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
- Stress/Stress Management
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Gottman Method