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Cynthia Neal, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in:  Illinois

Hello there! I am a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. I love to walk side by
side with my clients as they face their internal conflicts, whether big or small. I believe
that ultimately a client’s answers lie within their own self, and it is my goal to provide
them with the tools to be able to unearth those answers.


It has been quite a journey to finally end up in psychiatry. I became a registered nurse
after I graduated form the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in Community
Health Education. A few years later I received a master’s degree from the University of
Illinois at Chicago and became a Certified Nurse-Midwife. I loved delivering babies and
caring for women across the lifespan. After years of practicing as a midwife, I felt that
God made it very clear that I needed to pursue a degree in counseling, so I went back
to UIC for a post-graduate certificate in Psychiatric Nursing. I have been trained to
assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health concerns with both therapy
and also by prescribing psychiatric medications.


Before I began my private practice, I worked for years with adolescents and adults at
Erie Family Health, a non for profit organization created to provide services to the
underserved in various neighborhoods in Chicago. Most of my clients had some history
of trauma either in childhood or as an adult. It is working with people with some form of
trauma in their history that has become my passion. Most people in this very lost and
troubled world have gone through trauma of some variety and loosening the hold that
this has on life in the present is such an important step in healing. Because of this area
of focus, I recently went through basic training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization
Reprocessing) and am blessed to be able to provide this technique to clients through
my private practice.


I have been a disciple for thirty years, and married for twenty seven. My husband and I
serve in a shepherding role for a significant portion of the Youth and Family ministry in
our region. Both of our teenage daughters are also disciples, our oldest in the campus
ministry and our youngest in the teens. I feel so blessed and honored to be able to be
used in this role for our region, and helping many different adolescents and their
families along their journey is very rewarding.


Certifications and Professional Organizations:
Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
American Psychiatric Nurses Association


To Learn More, Please Contact Me:
CNeal Counseling
10526 W. Cermak Rd., Suite 307E
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: (708)475-0800
Email: cnealcounseling@comcast.net
Website: www.cnealcounseling.com


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