• Thanatologist (Association for Death Education and Counseling)
• Grief Recovery Specialist (Grief Recovery MethodⓇ)
• Psychological First Aid (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
• MA in Pastoral Care, Malone University
• Certificate in Ignatian Spiritual Direction, John Carroll University (in progress)
• BA, Kent State University
Cynthia has more than 30 years’ experience in juvenile justice, children services and developmental disabilities. Her extensive volunteer work spans from hospital pastoral care to the USO to court-appointed special advocacy. Before joining Hope Behavioral Health, she served as a hospice spiritual care and bereavement coordinator.
We often refer to “seasons” as our journey in life takes different paths, but the one thing that I have come to know and depend on is that God has a purpose for our lives. This season in my life has led me to Hope Behavioral Health, where I can continue to fulfill God’s purpose for my life. It is my privilege to provide support through education and encouragement to individuals who have experienced various losses and find themselves grieving their losses. I am so humbled and thankful to God for entrusting me with the care of His People. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21