Cynthia Maldonado, MA, LPCC (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Doctoral Psychology Intern working under the supervision of Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, L.P.
Cynthia takes a strengths-based, relationally oriented approach. She welcomes curiosity and mindfulness into the therapy space. Cynthia values how personal histories influence the way in which clients walk through their lives day to day. She believes it is important to meet people where they are and honor all the strengths and wisdoms they already hold within themselves. Cynthia works to empower clients along their healing journey and views psychological symptoms through a holistic approach embodying a person’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
Cynthia works with children, adolescents and young adults. Cynthia’s interests include life transitions, identity dynamics, trauma, LGBTQIA+, women’s mental health, post-partum concerns, ADHD, depression, autism spectrum disorders, emotional or behavioral challenges. She has experience working with culturally diverse individuals, including immigrant and refugee families. Cynthia speaks English and Spanish fluently and identifies as bicultural.
Cynthia earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Cynthia is working towards a PsyD through St. Thomas University – Minnesota.
Cynthia sees clients at the Natalis (Spruce Tree) St. Paul location and is supervised by Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, L.P. and Rita Sandidge, Ph.D., L.P.