Cynthia became a certified peer support specialist because she has had many struggles in her life that she has survived. Because of her experiences, Cynthia can see the other side of depression, PTSD, and domestic violence. Her favorite saying is, "If I can help just one person make it through--just one day, one hour, or even just one minute--if I can help them get through the heavy stuff, I can make a difference for them. With empathy and understanding, I like to help support others who are struggling."
In recognition of her professional excellence and achievements as a peer support specialist, Cynthia was awarded Priestley Mental Health's 2021 Intervention Excellence Award.
education & Certifications
Cynthia comes to social services from a background as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), which she has been for over 20 years. She is a state-certified peer support specialist and family support partner who has completed coursework in ethics, HIPAA confidentiality laws, and client goal setting and attaining. Cynthia is certified in non-violent crisis intervention and youth and adult mental health first aid. She attended Bridgerland Applied Technology College, where she studied office assisting and business.
Mental Health First Aid
Crisis Response & Intervention
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)
Certified Family Support Partner (CFSP)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)