Meet Cynthia Franzolin, LPC

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I earned my master’s degree in counseling from Mount Mary University in 2014 and my bachelor’s degree in Communication Science from the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila in Mexico in 2004.  My professional interests revolve around healing of trauma, depression, anxiety and other issues in children and adults. I cultivate my passion for counseling by getting constantly educated and trained in various techniques and approaches to assist my clients. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
I have served for the last 4 years as a bilingual psychotherapist at one of the best Federal Qualified Health Centers in the state. Prior to my work at the community clinic, I worked at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as a Community Health Navigator, Child Well-Being Assessor, and Child Psychotherapist -in training.  My professional practices were completed at the Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic attending to the mental health needs of the Latino community with individual therapy and also directing a psycho educational group. 
I am very proud of my work with individuals and their families in communities with high levels of stress and trauma,  as well as with those striving in stable environments and seeking more clarity in their paths and deeper purpose in their lives.
I truly believe nobody can have more experience in our lives but ourselves. My work starts with this idea. In my opinion, most of times we already know what is needed on certain situations, but we need a space in which can express and process what is going on. Other times, we really do not have an idea about what to do o how to manage a problem, and the support and neutral view of a therapist es very beneficial. My purpose as a psychotherapist is to provide the space and tools to process, analyze, and resolve conflicts uncovering, enhancing, and utilizing your strengths.
As an integrative therapist, I utilize a versatile approach, and my interventions are tailored to each of my clients and the issue they present. I will readily change gears if an approach is not best serving a client. My goal is highly personalized approach attuned to your needs. 
In child therapy I like to work with the parents as much as I do with the child. My goal is to empower parents to feel more efficient and happier in their roles, and for the child to feel seen, heard, and understood. This requires that I meet with the child alone and many other times with the parents. Additionally, because of the nature of some of the issues during childhood a collaborative approach among professionals is required (teachers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, etc.), so I am up to the task to connect with them to achieve the best outcome for your child.