Cynthia Horwitz, LPC has worked with children, teens, and adults for over 15 years in a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Her current specialties include working with children with Autism and their families, training staff members, and overseeing programmatic quality. She is passionate about helping children develop their social and emotional awareness through social thinking training and play therapy, as well as helping parents work through the challenges and experience the joys of parenting special needs children.
Cynthia earned her Bachelors in Sociology Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 followed by a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University in 2003. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and Texas. Cynthia has received specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, and Registered Behavioral Technical training.
Prior to her work with InSNC, Cynthia worked with children and families as a therapist, specializing in domestic violence and trauma cases. In 2007 she supervised a community based children’s outpatient services program, overseeing the provision of mental health services for children enrolled in Muskogee County Head Start. During her tenure there she worked in conjunction with The Child Trauma Academy in implementing Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics programming for child victims of trauma and their families. This included providing direct care, overseeing care quality for other clinicians, and training Head Start and clinical staff on the effects of trauma on children.
In addition to her therapeutic experience, for several years Cynthia lived overseas and taught ESL to children and adults, which provided a wide range of teaching and training experiences with diverse clientele.
In her free time Cynthia enjoys hanging out with her husband and their three rescue Chihuahuas; Little Man, Sydney, and Butters.