Cindy Mayer, Associate MFT #98273
(805) 882-2424 x 108
Cindy’s therapeutic approach with individuals and families is holistic, with an understanding that each individual has a unique combination of internal (mind, body, emotion, spirit) and external (family, friends, work, social context) interconnections that interplay to create their experience of life.
Using a Humanistic person-centered style, Cindy creates an environment in which client’s strengths, creativity, wisdom, and self-compassion can guide them to reach their full potential. She incorporates family systems, cognitive behavioral models, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, Gestalt, and reality therapy, and has completed specialized training in dementia related caregiver support through the Alzheimer’s Association, and in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cindy also has a passion for working with clients facing second-half of life concerns, including launching children, rekindling marriages, mid-life self-discovery, health changes, end of life issues, grief work, and concerns associated with caring for elderly loved ones.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology – Antioch University, Healthy Aging Concentration
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – Illinois State University
B.S. in Psychology and Sociology – Illinois State University
In addition to being a therapist, Cindy’s diverse background includes experience in executive coaching, leadership, and employee development. She currently is an adjunct faculty member at UCSB, with teaching specialties in leadership, human resource management, and talent development.
Cindy’s clinical training has included working with varied populations at New Beginnings Counseling Center, with seniors at the Center for Successful Aging, and with family members who are caregiving for their loved ones through the Family Service Agency’s Caregiver Mental Health and Support program.
Cindy’s passion for holistic health and wellness extend to every aspect of her life. Favorite activities include personal mindfulness, being present with friends and family, reading, hiking, and connecting