Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Divorce and separation
Cindy Jones is a Mental Health Counselor in Pawtucket with over 25 years of clinical experience. She has expertise in helping individuals struggling with career challenges, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, communication skills, and relationship issues including divorce and separation.
One of Cindy's particular areas of interest is in helping students and adults realize their career paths as well as deal with terminations. She has worked in the field of vocational counseling for over thirty years and previously assisted with the rehabilitation of individuals with work-related injuries.
Cindy is also passionate about improving individuals' communication skills, including between friends, family members, and work colleagues or supervisors. She helps clients develop concrete tools to do so.
Cindy works with young adults, college students, adults, and families to help them find happier, more effective, and more peaceful ways of life. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for a structured yet judgement-free approach with her clients, and emphasizes their input in their treatment and their feelings of safety and comfort. She prides herself on being able to make all of her clients, regardless of age, feel at ease in her practice.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety
Communication skills – Assistance with being more effective in relationships with their partners, their families and their co-workers. Using more effective methods of communication to convey their needs and respond to others in all types of situations.
Helping young adults navigate their careers – Expertise in helping clients reclaim their self esteem, self confidence and hope about their present and future.
Mindfulness – Using many different methods of introducing clients to positive self talk, effective communication skills that will foster self respect. Teaching clients mindfulness, which is the art of being with themselves in the moment to regulate their behavior, emotional responses or actions.
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Johnson & Wales University (United Health)
Providence College (United Health)
RISD Student Insurance (United Health)
URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Health)
Individual sessions: $75/session (50min) (Initial session: $125)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $125 for initial sessions and $50 - $75 for ongoing sessions (50min) is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Cindy can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"My goal is to create a relaxing environment where my clients can feel comfortable and safe to share their concerns and feelings. I pride myself on being able to make you feel at ease if your 21 or 61. There is no judgement here. Active listening and thoughtful understanding are my basic tools along with plenty of your input about how you want your life to work. I will also offer you established approaches to problem solving and methods of communication that should help you strengthen relationships and reduce negative behaviors that may be getting in the way of your happiness."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2008 - Present
Counseling & assisting with rehabilitation of clients with work-related injuries, 20 years
Rhode Island College, CAGS, 2008
Assumption College, Rehabilitation Counseling, MA 1998