Cindy Palen, MA, LPC, NCC

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

When life seems overwhelming, and negative thoughts tend to prevail, we sometimes need help navigating through these troubled times. My passion in counseling is to help clients overcome obstacles to their peace of mind. I seek to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for clients to work through hardships and distress. I work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, eating disorders and grief. It is one of my desires to help people work through past or present trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as other trauma focused techniques. I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I also specialize in Technology Assisted Counseling. It is my hope that all who struggle will find the peace and restoration they desire. I practice at Oaks Counseling in Springdale, Arkansas.

Education & Experience

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Current doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision at Regent University.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

International Institute for Postgraduate Education in Ukraine. Clinical Supervisor, faculty.

Specialty Area

  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield