Cyndi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, and Master Addiction Counselor. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Marymount University in 1995. Ms. Turner graduated Magna Cum Laude and had a four-year academic scholarship to the university.
Cyndi has worked for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. Her professional background includes working in clinical as well as supervisory roles. Most recently Cyndi was the Clinical Director for Finding Solutions Counseling Centers. She has provided services in both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and psychiatric settings including the emergency services unit of a local Community Services Board. She also spent eight years providing intensive in-home services for adolescents, children, and families. She believes in strong collaboration with other professionals and to provide the most effective services possible.
As Co-founder and Clinical Director of Insight Into Action therapy, Cyndi provides a wide variety of services to include mental health and substance use disorders therapy, community education, and court involved assessment and treatment. She co-developed the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© and authored “Relapse Reality: Understanding Myths About Relapse In Dual Diagnosis Treatment” as well as the “How Do I Know if I Can Keep Drinking? Quiz.” She is also the author of Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough Is Enough available at your favorite bookstore or online.
Cyndi facilitates groups and continues to provide individual and family therapy. She is an approved clinical supervisor for licensure. She has been qualified as an expert witness in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the field of substance abuse and mental health counseling.
In addition to her expertise in the field of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors she has a special interest in the mind/body connection. As a former competitive swimmer whose career ended prematurely because of injuries and nearly 30 years of vague symptoms that finally lead to a Chronic Lyme Diagnosis, she stresses the importance of exercise and nutrition. She loves working with athletes of all levels and provides therapy for players involved with the National Football League’s Program for Substances of Abuse.
One of Cyndi’s special skills is her ability to form relationships with individuals of any age. She helps find the strengths in people in order to help them conquer the issues with which they may be struggling. As a therapist, she believes that people are made up of more than just their problems and explores creative ways to turn insights into action. She links families with supports and develops coping strategies that will continue long after the therapeutic relationship has ended.