Cindy Heck earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Oral Roberts
University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Research College
of Nursing/Rockhurst College. She has a Masters in Counseling from
MidAmerica Nazarene University. Cindy has worked in the mental health
field since 1992. She has specialized in working with individuals
who have chronic pain, chronic illness, obesity, and stress management
issues since 1997. From this passion and personal journey Cindy
wrote and published a book entitled Yet I Will Praise Him: Devotions
of Praise Through Chronic Pain. She is a national speaker who enjoys
developing and leading groups and seminars for medical and mental
health professionals as well as those who are physically and emotionally
hurting. Cindy is board certified in pain management through the
American Nurses Association.
Cindy is passionate about working with individuals
who live with chronic pain and illness. She specializes in stress
management with high risk populations such as individuals with heart
disease, diabetes, type A personality
traits, and chronic pain. She has a special heart for those who
struggle with weight loss as she has successfully lost over 200
pounds. She deeply understands this journey and that of chronic
pain, both professionally and personally. She is well versed in
working with individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, and
trauma (physical/sexual/accident-crisis) related issues.
Cindy accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at age 7. Through various losses, trauma, and pain, she developed a deep walk with the Lord and now helps to foster this in others. Cindy is happily married to James who is an Eastern Shore native. James and Cindy actively serve in their local church.
Cindy approaches counseling from a cognitive
behavioral and family systems approach. She merges medical and behavioral
models with Biblically based counseling to bring an opportunity
for the Lord to bring true wholeness. She aims to equip and empower
people to walk in their God given purpose and to be free from the
weight that weighs them down from experiencing the fullness of life.