Oregon

Cynthia Ferguson, MA, LPC

Cynthia Ferguson, MA, LPC

Cynthia Ferguson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Her clinical experience includes community mental health (rural and metro) as well as Employee Assistance Programs, representing longer and shorter term treatment settings. She graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from George Fox University. Her focus is empowering adult individuals (18+) to cultivate coping skills, adjust to life stressors, depression, anxiety, and recovery from acute traumas and traumatic stress.


Education

  • BS Psychology - Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
  • MA Counseling - George Fox University, Tigard, OR

Awards & Certificates

Licensed Counselor in Oregon C3387

Clinical Interests

Language(s)

English

What can patients expect from you as a provider?  I hope you will find a welcome, safe place for healing and growth as we work together. My training is largely from an “evidence- based” perspective (e.g. cognitive-behavioral) with a focus on the present (here and now) while also considering your thoughts and beliefs about your past. I will respectfully inquire about your spiritual/religious beliefs, whether traditional or non-traditional. My style is influenced by formal training in William Glasser’s Reality Therapy (https://www.wglasserinternational.org/), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR (www.emdr.com), and integration of mindfulness techniques for emotional regulation.

What do you specialize in?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Treatment of Acute Traumas

What makes you different as a provider? I believe there is someone for everyone —and celebrating the uniqueness of each provider helps each client find their “fit”. You (as the client) can decide if what makes me different works for you.

How would you describe your family? I have a fantastic spouse and 2 dogs who keep our household active! My extended family lives throughout the country. Although I’ve enjoyed traveling and living in other places, the Northwest is where I call home.

What sort of interests or hobbies do you have? I use moderate, regular exercise as a healthy habit for stress management. With an introverted personality, my grounding activities include managing a garden, baking, meditation, yoga and reading. I’m interested in reading about world religions, philosophy, theology, myths, language, etc…

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