About Us

Cynthia Hawk, M.Ed., LPC-S, MAC, MCBQS, Founder & Owner, is a Mental Health Counseling Psychotherapist, National Master Addiction Counselor,

Cynthia Hawk

Certified by the Missouri Credentialing Board to train addiction counselors, a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (train & supervise counselors), Certified Mental Health First Aider, Wellness Coach & Trainer, and Board Certified "Kink Conscious" Sex Therapist and Coach; currently working on obtaining a PhD in Clinical Sexology.  She holds a Master of Education specializing in Guidance and Counseling & Community Agency Counseling. She also has degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Liberal Studies. Cynthia's goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, which nurtures therapeutic rapport and promotes the client’s positive change and growth. Her eclectic therapeutic approach is designed to fit the client’s individual needs.

Cynthia has years of educational and counseling experience working with adolescents and adults. Her professional work experience includes substance abuse and mental health therapy in community agencies and non-profit settings as well as educational assistance in a public environment. She is a speaker, facilitator, and has been featured in several media sources pertaining to her work as a licensed therapist. Cynthia is a member of the American Counseling Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Zonta Club, Board of Governors at Capital Region Hospital, Big Brothers & Big Sisters Advisory, and several other organizations in the Jefferson City area which includes substance abuse and mental health crisis training for law enforcement. She also works with several agencies in the Columbia area to conduct addiction and mental health therapy and therapeutic supervised visitation as well as in Arizona. Her experience also includes addiction assessments, sexual differentiation within couples, trauma, co-occurring, stress, grief, anxiety, sex-positive, mood disorders, kink conscious, and various types of relationships including polyamory. Therapeutic modalities includes  Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT, DBT, IBT, and Expressive Art Therapy (EXA). The community she works with consist of different sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. 

"With Recovery Comes Discovery"...R.R.C.


Lindsey Purnell is our Group Coordinator. Lindsey comes with a wealth of knowledge working in group settings, teaching fundamentals of communication, and creating projects to assist in building bridges between families. Lindsey's background also included childhood education.

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