Cyndi McDonald


Cyndi McDonald


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 54035
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - 488
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Anthem
  • California Crime Victims Bureau
Fees: $120-$130 per session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2600 Garden Rd
Suite 304
MONTEREY, California 93940

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome! Thank you for considering me to be your therapist. I have been in the mental health field for 10 years and have a passion to help others cope, heal and find the level of happiness and calm we all strive for. Sometimes life can throw us curve balls and we may need a little extra support in navigating this world. Whether you are trying to figure out a dilemma in life, to needing help with your teenager or healing old wounds that just won't go away. I will be with you along the way to figure out the best plan for you or your teen. My ultimate goal is for you to live a stress, guilt and shame-free life.

I specialize in treating self-harm, life transitions, and trauma. I have additional training in trauma work, crisis & suicide intervention and eating disorders. I have extensively worked with teenagers to help address many of the issues teens face today. I also greatly enjoy working with adults to assist you in improving any desired aspects of your life.

I know the idea of therapy can be intimidating to some. Please know that therapy can be a safe place and can ultimately change the direction of your life. I believe that everyone has an opportunity to heal, grow and meet their life goals. I take great care to provide my clients with the safe and comfortable setting to help them in whatever their goals are.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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