Cynthia A. Criss

Counselor, LPC, CSAT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Cynthia A. Criss

Counselor, LPC, CSAT

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Open Hearts Open Minds Counseling Services
4545 E Shea Boulevard
Suite 235
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 461-7619
Offers online therapy

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About

With over 20 years of experience in the counseling field, Cynthia A. Criss, LPC, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, founded a private practice, Open Hearts, Open Minds Counseling Services specializing in the treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and intimacy disorders. Treatment of intimacy disorders may include a focus on sexual compulsivity, infidelity and relational trauma. Cynthia helps persons to create healthy and intimate relationships. She provides individual, group, couples and family therapy in the treatment of addiction (sexual compulsive behavior, drugs, alcohol), depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Cynthia has attained the formal knowledge and training in the task-centered approach to the treatment of sex addiction and sexual compulsivity. She has received training from Dr. Patrick J. Carnes. and is trained in the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model, a partner sensitive treatment for partners of persons with sexual compulsive behaviors.
I believe that when we recover from the psychological damage that keeps us from intimacy, we will learn to experience renewed self-esteem, personal power, and faith which gives us the ability to have intimate relationships. Discover your authentic self! Develop true intimacy with your "self" and others!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $240
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am an out-of-network provider only which means you must pay me in full at time of service.
Email me or call (602) 461-7619 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 31 Years
  • License: Arizona / LPC-10792
  • School: University of Akron
  • Year Graduated: 1992

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Institute of Trauma and Addiction / Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Endorsements

Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC

Cynthia A. Criss's Groups

Men's Sexual Compulsivity Group (online/in person)

I offer groups for the person with sexual addiction and for partners. You will learn about sex addiction and find support from others who have had similar experiences. Through talking about the pain you are experiencing, the healing process begins and you are better to able to choose healthy behaviors that will support healthy relationships. You will increase your self-awareness, change the way you relate to other people, and practice building intimate relationships. Belong to a committed group and experience warmth and support. Recovering from addiction and trauma is a journey not a destination.

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Women's Therapeutic Group

"I Am Enough" A WOMEN'S THERAPEUTIC GROUP FOR COURAGEOUS WOMEN * Identify and address current concerns most important to you * Identify with women experiencing similar concerns * Increase your self-awareness and focus on areas of your life that you wish to change * Learn to affirm your own uniqueness * Increase your self-esteem * Improve your relationships with self and others * Learn and practice setting healthy boundaries

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Partner's of Persons with Sexual Compulsivity.

"Open Hearts" A PARTNER'S THERAPEUTIC GROUP FOR PERSONS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A PERSON IN RECOVERY FROM COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIORS * Understand sexual addiction * Receive support of other persons who have similar concerns * Learn about trauma as it relates to discovering your partner's compulsive behaviors * Establish healthy boundaries * Increase your self-esteem and confidence * Rebuild trust * Begin the healing process and learn to have healthy, intimate relationships

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Location

Open Hearts Open Minds Counseling Services
4545 E Shea Boulevard
Suite 235
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 461-7619
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multidimensional Partner Trauma Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution-Focused Sex Addiction Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Cynthia A. Criss

Counselor, LPC, CSAT