Cindy Hopper, Counseling Intern
Cindy is a Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling student at Georgia State University. She is pursuing qualification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC) while under Dr. Wright’s supervision.
Cindy uses mindfulness in her approach to mental wellness by incorporating mind, body, emotion, and spiritual processes.
Cindy has a passion for youth and a particular interest in helping LGBTQ youth and their families navigate challenges. Additionally, she finds satisfaction in working with those experiencing life transition issues, whether it be divorce, loss of a loved one, empty-nesting, or work and housing changes.
Cindy utilized her Bachelor of Social Work degree throughout her life as a military spouse, mother, and volunteer. She now draws on her experience serving in self-help organizations, schools, and religious communities to help people move forward in overcoming obstacles and reaching their full potential. Her extensive work with youth, women’s groups, and children strengthened her skills in grief counseling, organizing relief efforts, educating families, leading support groups, and parental support classes.
Cindy has studied ayurvedic wellness at Tanman Ayurvedic Research Centre. There she learned how to incorporate Eastern traditions with Western medical practices to bring out the best in human potential.
Cindy believes all people are inherently good. Everyone already has what they need within them to be fulfilled. Sometimes they just need assistance to tap into that wellspring of human potential within themselves.
Cindy takes a “here and now” approach to counseling. She believes the past is only a problem if it is presenting itself in the present.