Cindy Nordberg Professional Counselor Associate
Cindy has been working in the substance abuse disorder field since 1999. She began her counseling career as a substance abuse counselor working with women in a residential treatment facility who had children in the foster care system. She developed a parenting program for mothers in treatment and early recovery as well as pursued extensive training to treat women with trauma and addiction issues surviving domestic violence. Cindy expanded her career into the intensive outpatient treatment setting as an addiction counselor, conducting group & individual counseling, psychoeducation, couples & family therapy. Through her experience, training and developing new skills in co-occurring mental health, she become an Assessment Specialist for high-risk mental health clientele and later as Clinic Coordinator, supervising and training other counselors and finally Program Manager of an Outpatient treatment facility.
Cindy pursued her passion in treating co-occurring disorders by obtaining a master’s in counseling from Capella University in 2011 and a Masters in Mental Health therapy from Walden University in 2015. She furthered her career in the co-occurring treatment field by becoming a Mental Health Specialist and psychotherapist. She went on to become a Clinical Supervisor then Clinical Director in a Residential/Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient treatment facility. She specializes in providing psychotherapy to clients with co-occurring addiction, mental health, trauma, domestic violence and lifestyle coping skills.
Cindy is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), (National) Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Professional Counselor Associate, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC III) and Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) for the state of Washington. She is under the supervision of Joshua Furtado, LPC, CADCIII, SUDP, MAC.
Individual, family counseling
I believe that with encouragement, guidance and support anyone can improve and enhance the quality of their life. Throughout our lifetime we can also have various struggles, life experiences or events that occur that may seem overwhelming or difficult to overcome. I believe that each one of us has the ability to heal and grow from these experiences to regain our life balance. We will work together in developing healthier coping strategies and strength building skills to return to a more fulfilling quality of life. I strive to form a trusting, collaborative relationship with clients to assist them in reaching new goals in their relationships, develop or increase their personal sense of well-being, enhance their self-esteem and help them to achieve a positive balance in their life.
I practice a somewhat eclectic approach with a strong reliance on solution focused, rational, emotive /cognitive-behavioral methods to include a person-centered modality.
I have been volunteering in animal rescue, fostering, adoption placement for several years primarily with dogs and cats and have 3 rescue cats and 3 “foster failure” dogs.
Alcohol Use Issues, Bipolar Disorder , Depression, PTSD, Stress Management, Substance use issues, Parenting Issues, Women’s Issues, Addictions, Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Trauma, LGBTQ+, Domestic Violence, Transgender Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Anger Management