Cynthia Finefrock

Assisting with neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
2 years in practice
  • Virtual
  • PO Box 261742
  • Plano,TX

About Cynthia Finefrock

Welcome! I am Cindy Finefrock, LPC Associate, supervised by Christy Graham, LPC-S. I provide virtual counseling through Balanced Life Solutions, serving the entire state of Texas! We are experts in neurodiversity, providing psychotherapy and diagnostic testing for autism and ADHD to adults and adolescents. Our specialty is assisting neurodiverse women and individuals with subtle symptomatology or those who have been late diagnosed, misdiagnosed, or underdiagnosed. We love helping people with disabilities, people whose brains work differently, and those with painful experiences of depression, anxiety, trauma, or spiritual crises.

I use existential therapy to help you realize meaning and purpose in your life, practical strategies to help you manage adulting and social situations, and compassion to help you process your feelings and accept yourself. Supporting you through your journey would be a great honor! If you wish to learn more about my approach, you may visit my Psychology Today profile; or if you wish to book an appointment, you may click on the Balanced Life Solutions website on my Counsel Chat profile!

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/cynthia-meagan-finefrock-plano-tx/898991

Answers  (22)

It sounds like this situation is very traumatic for you, and I wish it were not so. When you say verbal abuse, do you mean name-calling, demeaning, shaming, dehumanizing, manipulating, gaslighting, condescending, Etc.?There are two definitions of abuse in the psychotherapeutic world: The legal term... more

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While I cannot diagnose you, as you are not my client, I would say those are definite warning signs. Anorexia can go undiagnosed, especially if the individual tries to hide their behaviors or manages to remain functional or at a barely sufficient weight. A crucial question to ask yourself is why you... more

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Hi! My name's Cindy. I'm not a psychologist, but I am a pre-licensed professional counselor. I can share with you some details about my college experience and afterward. I attended Texas Woman's University, earning a Master of Science in Counseling & Development with an emphasis on Clinical... more

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No, you don't have too many issues for counseling; that's what counseling is here for! Now, you may need multiple therapeutic supports, unless you find a counselor who specializes in all of the concerns you have. Often, mental health treatment is a collaborative effort. So for example, you might... more

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Oh no, you are not a sociopath for struggling with this. The difficulty in feeling, understanding, and communicating your emotions is called alexithymia, and it can be caused by trauma. Additionally, emotional suppression, dissociation from self, and repression of memories can all contribute to the... more

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Solemnity for your loss. There may be free counseling services in your area. I would recommend researching nonprofit organizations near you. I wonder if there could be free grief support groups online or at churches near you. Take care of yourself, and reach out to others for support when you need... more

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Hi, this sounds like a very confusing and painful experience. It may help to conceptualize your experience as grief and trauma. Your mother is failing to perceive reality accurately because of her condition, and it sounds like she is responding in an uncharacteristic way. This causes you to question... more

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The fact that you never get around to it shows that you are avoiding dealing with those feelings for some reason. Therefore, there are some questions you could ask yourself: How is this belief of worthlessness serving you? What do you fear about confronting this belief? Do you fear that this belief... more

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I'm sorry that others labeled you and caused you to feel confused. Sometimes, people do this with the intention of trying to give a person permission to express themselves; but it becomes problematic when people think they know your experience better than you. There is pressure to either extreme in... more

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Hi, I work with individuals living with autism and trauma. Autism is highly heritable, so if the child is autistic, there is a significant chance the parent will be as well. Or, the parent could have another form of neurodivergence such as ADHD, OCD, etc. Complex trauma compounds the situation, as... more

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Hi, please be assured that there is nothing wrong with you, though your experience feels distressing. Your brain simply works differently, which is called neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a neurological / neurodevelopmental difference in brain function. There are many reasons why you could react to... more

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The answer to your question will depend upon the beliefs of the respondent; I come from a Christian-based counseling approach. Therefore, my belief is that we do not have to atone for our own sins / mistakes, nor do we have to rely on a priest to do it for us. This is because God Himself became our... more

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I would say, trust your instincts and intuition. Especially, prioritize your safety and your mental health. I highly recommend you see a therapist who specializes in trauma and spiritual issues (ahem, if you're in Texas, I'd be an option). Anyway, it sounds like he was emotionally unhealthy to live... more

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Yes, that sounds like stress and anxiety. She might benefit from seeing a psychiatrist to see if there is any medical treatment that could turn down the volume on her anxiety so that coping will be easier. Or perhaps going the natural route with OTC herbal medicines could benefit her if that option... more

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That sounds like something you would benefit from seeing a therapist for. There are some hypotheses I can think of. 1. Maybe someone really did say something but you were too distracted and it didn't register until moments later. 2. You could have anxiety that others are judging you or talking... more

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