Cindy Gierko (She/Her/Hers)

M.Ed., LCMHC
Accepting Clients

I have worked in the mental health field for 19 years. I'm warm, compassionate, and open minded. I offer evening and weekend appointments.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , NC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

These are challenging times. You have a lot of life experience and have faced some difficulties over the years, but right now life feels harder than ever. On the outside, you might seem like someone who is strong and has it together, and you’re great at taking care of others, but on the inside, you’re struggling. Feeling stuck is preventing you from moving forward and living the life you’ve wanted.

My Background and Approach

Making the decision to begin therapy is a healthy step toward making positive changes in your life and finally doing something for yourself. I see therapy as a journey, and your journey toward healing and wellness will be as unique as you are. We’ll work together to create a plan for you to move forward. In my work with you, I'll draw from a variety of evidence-based practices, but I will tailor my treatment to meet your specific needs. My most important goal in our work together is to create a welcoming space for you, where you won't feel judged and where you can truly be yourself and share your struggles. We'll use a variety of different strategies and techniques to help you to find relief from your pain. I’ll provide you with coping skills that will help you to manage life challenges not only now, but into the future. It is my hope for you that the work that we do together will lead to long-lasting improvements in your life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

From the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to work with people to improve their lives. Over the years, my career took some detours. I worked in business and non-profit development, as well as in higher education as a career counselor and student advisor. In my spare time, I volunteered for organizations where I could make a contribution, including at a children’s hospital, in a cardiac intensive care unit, as an English as a Second Language tutor, and for greyhound rescue organizations. All of this was rewarding, but still, something was missing from my life. Finally, during my mid-thirties, I decided to pursue my true calling of being a therapist, so I began working on my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I’ve worked in the profession for 19 years, and I truly love the work that I do.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Bright HealthCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 165/session

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