Cyndi McNeil, MS, LMFT is a graduate of Kansas State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Montana License #23).
Cyndi specializes in trauma and attachment disorders, and served as the Assistant Director of C.A.R.E. Counseling, Inc. (Topeka, KS), a center specializing in serving children who experienced attachment disruptions and complex trauma. Cyndi also provided therapy for combat veterans and their families while working for the Department of Behavioral Health at Fort Riley, KS.
In addition to her clinical expertise, Cyndi has extensive experience in providing workshops and trainings for other professionals and parents in the areas of trauma and attachment. Cyndi has served as a guest speaker/trainer for such organizations as the Annual Governor’s Conference Against Child Abuse, Kansas Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, KVC Behavioral Health Resource Family Conference, The Foster Care Affair, and the Community Mental Health Centers Annual Conference.
Cyndi has completed specialized trainings to ensure the highest quality treatment for children and their families. These trainings include:
· Play Therapy Certificate program from KC Play Therapy Institute
· Theraplay, a specialized attachment based training.
· Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), an evidence-based treatment for children with attachment and trauma disorders.
Cyndi has opened the Center For Hope and Healing in Hamilton, Montana and is committed to providing the most effective psychotherapy treatments to the children and families of Ravalli County. In addition to regular referrals, she will work with both Emma’s House and the Department of Family Services to serve children who have experienced trauma in the form of abuse and/or neglect and attachment disruptions.