Cindy Gierko (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

In my work with you, I'll draw from a variety of evidence-based practices and tailor treatment to your unique needs.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , NC


About My Clients

You’re an intelligent, professional, and accomplished woman. To others, you may seem like someone who has it together, but you’re struggling on the inside. Feeling overwhelmed and stuck prevents you from moving forward and living the life you’ve wanted. Painful memories, stress, grief, and life challenges are holding you back and preventing you from moving forward. You've been thinking about therapy for a while, and now you're ready.

My Background and Approach

Making the decision to begin therapy is a healthy step toward making positive changes in your life and finally doing something for yourself. I see therapy as a journey, and your journey toward healing and wellness will be as unique as you are. We’ll work together to create a plan for you to move forward. In my work with you, I'll draw from a variety of evidence-based practices, but most importantly, I'll tailor the treatment to meet your specific needs and goals. I'll create a warm, welcoming space for you, where you won't feel judged and where you can truly be yourself and share your struggles. We'll use a variety of different strategies and techniques to help you find relief from your pain. I’ll provide you with the skills and knowledge that will allow you to manage life challenges, not only now, but in the years to come. I believe that the work we will do together will lead to healing, growth, and positive life-long change.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

From the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to work with people to improve their lives. Over the years, my career took some detours. I worked in business and non-profit development, as well as in higher education as a career counselor and student advisor. In my spare time, I volunteered for organizations where I could make a contribution, including at a children’s hospital, in a cardiac intensive care unit, as an English as a Second Language tutor, and for animal rescue organizations. All of this was rewarding, but still, something was missing from my life. Finally, during my mid-thirties, I decided to pursue my true calling by returning to school to earn my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I’ve worked in the profession for 20 years. I truly love the work that I do, and as I have navigated challenging paths in my life, I feel privileged to accompany people as they begin their healing journeys.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 20 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 165/session

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