Blending warmth with first-hand experience on modern-day psychological issues, Dr. Cindy a child development specialist, and marriage family therapist has worked closely with thousands of children, teens and families over the past thirty years. She was recently honored by being chosen for the 2004-2005 Who’s Who in American Women. The culmination and years of dedication to the well being of families led Dr. Cindy to becoming the author of the award winning book "Fun with Mommy and Me" and she is the founder of the Mommy and Me Company.
Dr. Cindy’s professional standing has been spotlighted both nationally and internationally on radio and on NBC's TODAY SHOW, "CNN”, and the “Lifetime” channel. Dr. Cindy appears locally on NBC 6 “South Florida Today”, and CBS 4. In addition, to co-producing videos on health and family issues, Dr. Cindy has answered hundreds of questions, written blogs and articles for many parenting web sites and national magazines. Dr. Cindy has lectured and given seminars at colleges and other public forums throughout the country.
Dr. Cindy attended Ithaca College for her undergraduate degree, and then to The University of Miami and received her Masters Degree in Music Therapy where she became a Registered Music Therapist. She received her Doctorate in Early Childhood Education and Development from Nova Southeastern University. Her post graduate studies led her to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
In 1987, Dr. Cindy entered into private practice where she continued her work with families and children. Simultaneously, she became the Director of the Cancer Wellness Program, an in-patient hospital based program to help cancer patients deal with the emotional aspects of the disease. This program, created by Dr. Cindy, a cancer survivor herself, was the first of its kind in the country.
Dr. Cindy is a professor teaching graduate studies at Jose Maria Vargas University. Her area of expertise is early childhood educatuion and development.
Dr. Cindy believes that one of her most important qualifications is that of being a mother and grandmother. She combines this experience along with her educational and therapeutic expertise, to bring special understanding and a sense of well being to all the people with whom she works.
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Registerd Music Therapist