Hello, I am Cynthia Lincke. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois and Texas. I received my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California in 2016, with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration and a sub-concentration in Military Families. I obtained my LSW in 2018 and my LCSW in 2021. I am currently a PhD candidate at Eastern University, pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Nonprofit and Public Administration. In 2020 I received my Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and anticipate I will graduate with my PhD by May 2023. My dissertation is focused on racial justice leaders, in the United States of America, who are working to end discrimination against black people.
For the past eight years, I have fully invested all my time in the non-profit I co-founded with my husband, Princesses and Ladies Inc. I provide services ranging from micro to macro levels. The last couple years a major part of my service there has been on a micro level, providing therapy, under supervision, for individuals, couples and families. On a mezzo and macro level, I work locally and internationally with various community leaders and organizations on different community and organizational projects respectively.
I will use these skills, experiences and my educational background, to continue to help elevate individuals, organizations, businesses and communities.
The main modalities I use in therapy are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST) and Mindfulness. My expertise is working with couples, girls and women. I have also had success with individual male clients. I work with clients who have experienced varied trauma, those who are coping with the effects of PTSD, depression and anxiety, to those who have experienced a loss and those who are working through different life transitions.
I strongly believe in the empowerment of others. Therefore, I utilize Empowerment Theory when working with individual clients, groups and within communities. Empowerment Theory is an evidence based practice (EBP) that focuses on building people up, instead of blaming people for their circumstances. With this approach ideally, people will begin to think positively. They will work towards self-sufficiency and competency. Whereby they will gain control over their circumstances. They will also make positive, effective changes not only in their personal lives but also within the various communities they are attached to and society as a whole.
I am ready to help you ELEVATE!
PhD Candidate (Eastern University, current)
MSW (University of California, 2016)
B.A. in Early Childhood Education (Kendall College, 2011)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Illinois)
Certificate of Advanced Studies (Eastern University, 2020)
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification