Testimonials

Empathetic, patient, dependable, perceptive, and driven

Being empathetic, patient, dependable, perceptive, and driven are many of the great qualities that make Cindy McAtee an excellent social worker/counselor.  She truly cares about her clients and has a passion in helping people work throughout hardships, overcome challenges, and improve their lives.  Cindy actively stays on top of the latest education and training to ensure she is providing the best care to her clients.

Lisa Miller
Colleague

I would highly recommend Cindy McAtee

My son, Alex, was having swelling and continual soreness in his right knee.  We had visited various doctors but they were unable to find the source or cause of the soreness.  Alex had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 4 years earlier.  Throughout this time, we had noticed that his body responds negatively to stress and sugar in several ways.  He will get rashes or welts that pop up and then disappear, he will get severe migraines, or he may get debilitating pain in his muscles, which can jump around to other muscles.  

We assumed that the issue with his knee was another one of his weird symptoms, but it wouldn’t go away.  Because Alex internalizes his emotions, I thought it might be helpful to focus on his “self talk.”  I believe that our thoughts affect our health and so I started looking into motivational audios for him to listen to.  Then I came across hypnosis.  I liked the idea of retraining the brain but I knew it would have to be with a person I trusted greatly.

About a week later, I was at dinner with my high school friends.  I became aware of the option to consider hypnosis. In my research, I found Cindy who told me that she had been working with hypnosis therapy and had seen amazing results.  She felt strongly that this was the best way for her to see long term results in her patients.  She has been working in mental health for over 20 years, so I knew that what she had seen must have been significant. I immediately knew that she was the one that I wanted to have work with Alex.  Cindy is kind, smart and careful.  I knew that she would love and take care of my child as if he were her own.

In her first visit with my son, she worked with Alex for four hours.  They talked, she used visualization techniques, and she made an audio recording that was specific to Alex so that he could continue to keep his thoughts on track after she left.  When they finished and I talked to him, he told me he felt lighter and that his knee pain was gone. 

I would highly recommend Cindy McAtee to work with anyone I knew who was suffering from a physical or emotional issue.  She understands that our bodies are not individual parts working separately, but that we are one whole being and when one part is compromised, the whole body shifts.  She works to bring the whole body back in line and is dedicated to seeing the process through.  This is important in a day when most practitioners stop thinking about you when you leave the office.  Cindy wants to know that you are healed.

Christa

The compassion and care Cindy showed…

My son was diagnosed with a breathing disorder called a Vocal Cord Dysfunction. As an elite athlete you can imagine what a hindrance this had become. We went to so many doctors and specialists with no luck or real feeling of success. As we learned more about the disorder, the mental component seemed so strong. The link between anxiety and triggering the episodes was apparent. My son has been in traditional therapy for years with no progress.  They all said the same thing, “He’s met maximum benefit since he won’t open up.” I started looking for something different, something out of the box from all of the traditional doctors, specialists and therapists we had tried.

Cindy started working with my son and through hypnotherapy and it was almost like a block was removed. He started engaging with his therapist and talking about things he never would have in the past. I started seeing him become more confident and insightful when it came to addressing his overall health. He even started using techniques Cindy would discuss with him such as visualization throughout his athletic seasons resulting in extremely great outcomes. The compassion and care Cindy showed my son and us as a family was and continues to be above and beyond. Cindy has true passion for her methods and it will be apparent to anyone who seeks out her services.

Erica

I feel extremely confident

I have had the pleasure of knowing Cindy McAtee for many years. During this time of our acquaintance, I have known her to be intelligent, highly capable, and dedicated to making the right choice, always having a sensible reaction in every circumstance. I feel extremely confident in stating that she can handle any situation with maturity and extreme thoughtfulness.

Visiting with Cindy McAtee, there will always be a warm comfort in her speech while communicating. She remains highly professional at all times, the feeling of being truly heard and understood by her is constant. Cindy is extremely knowledgeable, answering my every question about the manner which she uses hypnosis in great detail, bringing ease and comfort. It assured me that her use of the technique wouldn’t be anything like “stage” hypnosis that I feared and most might assume. With her kindness and clarity, Cindy gently erased those fears and replaced them with peace. As she clearly explained the process, my worries dissipated. A session is painless and unique and there isn’t any trauma or anxiety. My struggles with worry were changed to freedom. The nervous feelings were removed and only peace and healing remained with Cindy’s patience and understanding.

I am truly thankful that a new therapy exists and is in the hands of such a caring and professional soul. When it is no longer just a career or a paycheck but a true passion, you will find Cindy McAtee-changing lives each session and with every smile.

Stormy Gayle
P.D.M.T

She lifted the veil for me and helped me…

I have struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life. Over the last 20 years, I have visited traditional therapists with very little lasting results. Feeling a little desperate this winter, I stumbled onto some information about hypnotherapy online. I found a web site that listed Cindy McAtee as a certified hypnotherapist and contacted her to secure an appointment.

I was surprised to learn that I may only need one appointment to feel better. During my visit, she validated for me that my sadness and worry could be easily associated with some very specific negative experiences that occurred during my childhood. She assisted me to move down to a less conscious place and then in essence, spoke to my soul. She lifted the veil for me and helped me to really see that I didn’t have to use those experiences to frame new experiences. I continue to feel better.

When something triggers a negative feeling, I am able to hear her calming words in my head and I am able to bounce back to feel fine very quickly. I found hypnotherapy to be more of an active process than what I had originally imagined but it has worked for me and I recommend it to my friends and family.

Anonymous
Colleague