More about Cynthia Mikolas

Hi!

I am currently obtaining my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I’ve worked as a social worker for nine years, supporting children and families from a diverse array of backgrounds, in various capacities, most recently supporting military families.

My therapeutic approach is influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, solution-focused brief therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, though I am consistently learning new elements to benefit my clients. In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

Cynthia, what is your favourite quote?

“The best way to find out whether you’re on the right path? Stop looking at the path.” – Marcus Buckingham

What do you think the world needs more of?

I think the world can use more compassion, understanding, and animal cuddles.

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (expected December 2021)

Bachelor of Social Work – University of Regina

 

Affiliations

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Alberta College of Social Workers

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

I can also help with these areas:

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Coming Out
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Drug or Substance Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Harming
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Ideation) and Survivor
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression
  • Trauma

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Fetishes and Philias
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Pornography Issues & Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours & Violence