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Cindy Gourley
MA, LMHC

Cindy is an incredibly kind and compassionate counselor who walks with clients as they face life’s toughest challenges. She has a deep well of empathy to support the bereaved, caregivers as they navigate chronic illness, or women who need an extra boost to step into their own power. Cindy intuitively helps people find hope in the darkest places in their lives. Cindy’s strength lies in walking alongside her clients while helping them build their own resiliency to address their personal pain.

 What She Overcame 

Cindy moved from her home in Florida back to Cape Cod to help care for her ailing father. After less than a year, her mom was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and she passed away 9 months later. Her dad’s health declined after the death of her mom and he died 10 months after her mother’s passing.

Cindy had been pursuing her second Master’s degree in the midst of these family illnesses, and she had to put her own education and career advancement on hold to take care of her parents. After coming to a place of peace in her own grieving process, Cindy moved back to Florida to finally complete her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. After her role as a caretaker and experiencing her own loss, Cindy felt a shift and a newfound passion to offer hope and to work with grievers of all types.

These experiences led her to take a position at the local not-for-profit hospice in Sarasota as a grief counselor. Cindy supported patients and families under hospice services, grievers, and people in the community who had experienced traumatic losses, such as loved ones who succumbed to overdoses and suicides.

Cindy utilizes her extensive education as well as her own life experience to counsel clients in vulnerable situations. Her goal is to build trust so clients can live their fullest, happiest lives, even after losses of all types.

Cindy helps...

  • Clients interested in personal growth

  • Clients facing life transitions

  • Adults struggling with grief of all types

  • Moms and Dads who have lost children -- from in-utero to adult children

  • Caretakers who have lost loved ones

  • Caregivers of clients with chronic health conditions

  • Parents of children with special needs

  • Individual clients with anxiety issues

  • Empower women and help them hear and follow the call of their souls

She uses...

  • Highly empathic Person-centered Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Her clients’ own spirituality to help them find strength and hope

Her clients...

  • Discover hope buried inside

  • Feel a reduction of anger and guilt

  • Feel more excited to move forward

  • Are more centered and confident

  • Are calmer and armed with more tools to cope

  • Learn to live fuller lives

  • Feel more connected to a like-minded community

Her not-so-secret power

  • She's compassionate at heart

  • You can feel her warmth and empathy from the moment you first meet her

  • Her significant other calls her the kindest person he knows. (well, duh! lol!)

When she isn’t working, Cindy is taking a Zumba class, walking her dog Molly, or hanging out with her family and friends. Sarasota boasts some of the best beaches in the world, and Cindy loves to destress by enjoying a sunset at Siesta Key.

"Cindy was supportive and a huge help to my well-being. She is kind, understanding, knowledgeable, empathetic and oh soooo helpful."

 Are you ready to heal through your loss and find some peace with Cindy?