Cindy Kilton, M.ED., NCC

Meet Cindy...

Cindy (she/her) has a M.Ed. from the Human Development Counseling program at Vanderbilt University and is a Pre-Licensed Staff Therapist here at ETG

Deciding to engage in therapy and finding a new therapist can be a daunting and vulnerable process. Cindy prioritizes creating a safe space where people feel understood, valued, and supported in exploring and being their authentic selves. Her therapy style is warm and collaborative, with a sprinkle of humor.

Cindy has a trauma-informed and integrative approach to therapy. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and also integrates practices from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), parts work, and polyvagal theory. Cindy offers the incorporation of Yoga Informed Therapy for interested clients, as well, using her experience as a Certified Yoga Teacher trained in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga. Recently, Cindy became a Therapist Facilitator for the Improv for Anxiety program with Unscripted Improv and continues to learn creative, playful, and embodied techniques to help people address their mental health struggles.

Cindy enjoys working with teens as they figure out who and how they want to be in the world. She also enjoys working with adults who were not afforded the opportunity to explore their identities growing up (sometimes due to restrictive family, cultural, or religious norms). She finds joy in working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clients and helping people with harsh inner critics cultivate self-compassion. Her clinical interests include complex trauma, disenfranchised grief, Third Culture Kids, interracial adoptees, anxiety, and depression.

Cindy was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, and lived the majority of her formative years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has lived in Nashville, TN for almost a decade. Being a third culture individual and immigrant herself, she knows how hard it can be to define home. Cindy believes everyone deserves to feel they belong.

In her free time, you can find Cindy snuggling on the couch with her husband and their two cats, Ninja and Maui. She also has a cockatiel named Shay and wishes her apartment would allow her to have more pets. When the weather is nice, you can find her sipping tea on a walk or on a stand-up paddleboard at the lake.

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