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Dr. Cyndi Matthews, PhD, LPC-S, NCC


Cyndi Matthews, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, is an experienced Counseling Clinician (18+ yrs) working in Private Practice and as an Associate Professor in the  Counseling (CMHC) program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Dallas).

She has earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, a Masters in Counseling, and a Master's in Business - Organizational Behavior.


Her passion for social justice and advocacy is exemplified in her counseling practice and research, both of which focus on effective counseling interventions for marginalized populations, such as cult survivors, domestic violence survivors, and LGBTQ+ populations.


Based on her scholarship and clinical expertise she has researched and developed theory for counseling with former second and multiple-generation adult cult recovery survivors.

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Services from People Leave Cults

People Leave Cults offers a variety of services to help both cult survivors and the families/friends of cult-involved people. 

We invite you to explore whichever offering fits your needs at the links below. 

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