Cindie Henrie, LMFT

Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress

 

      Phone: (323) 829-3548

      E-Mail: chenrie@therapist4me.com

         MFT #41617

Areas of Specialties
  • Trauma, PTSD and Child Abuse

  • Rape/ SexualAssault of Males & Females

  • Adolescents and their Families

  • Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Sexual Abuse/Incest

  • Feminist Therapies & Women's Issues

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

  • Sandplay and Creative Therapies

  • Dissociation & Dissociative Disorders

  • Victims of Violent Crimes

Education

1996-2000                                                  Antioch University                                                       Marina Del Ray, CA

  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Specialty in Child and Adolescent Studies

  • B.A. Liberal Arts: Psychology

1994-1995                                                   Concorde Career Institute                                        North Hollywood, CA

  • Vocational Nursing Program

Obtained LVN License

 

Employment History

2005-Present                                                               Private Practice                                                   Los Angeles, CA

Marriage & Family Therapist

Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Acute Stress

Sandplay Therapist

  • Specializing in Feminist Therapy, Therapy for Women
  • Adolescents and Their Families, Young Adults
  • Depression/Anxiety, and Situational Life Crises
  • Teen and Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse (both male and female survivors)
  • Rape/Sexual Assault (for both males and females)
  • Trauma, Acute Stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociation
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Services

1994-2005                                                                                  GLASS, Inc.                                                              Los Angeles, CA

2000-2005
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

  • Provided crisis intervention, individual and group therapy to severely emotionally disturbed and delinquent adolescents who were also sexual minority youth: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning, HIV infected or impacted; family therapy; community liaison; case management. Coordinator of the treatment team, developed the treatment plan in conjunction with other mental health care, medical, and educational professionals involved in the youth’s life. Some of the youth had also committed sex crimes.
  • Specialized in sexual minority youth, including transgendered youth. Used this specialization to train and educate both employees of the agency as well as community organizations throughout Los Angeles County, including psychiatric hospitals, department of probation and children’s services, DMH, etc. in working with these populations effectively.
  • Trainer for newly hired employees as well as regular full-time employees on topics such as the impact of child abuse on adolescent development, sexual abuse of boys and girls, creative therapeutic approaches with teens, child and adolescent development, and working with adolescent sex offenders.

Received employee of the month for my work and case management of a very difficult case with an autistic teen.

 

2000
Clinical Nurse Coordinator

  • Administrator over DMH Med Support Program. Helped the agency begin the DMH program and was in charge of the Medication Support Program. Responsible for initiating the protocols of the program, coordinating services, providing nursing services to 40+ adolescent clients of the DMH Day Program, administered medications, community liaison.
  • Medication support and DMH computer billing. DMH paperwork, both clinical and med support related paperwork.
  • Group therapy, crisis intervention, coordination and oversight of clinical case conferences. Also responsible for agency compliance with Title 22 medication regulations. Developed a comprehensive system of handling medications for agency that was to help reduce employee medication errors. Trained agency employees and supervisors in protocols and was responsible for overseeing compliance with medication program.
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Received special recognition award for my work in establishing the med support program.

 

1999
Program Coordinator, Mobile Health Outreach Project

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  • Co-administrator of a mobile health outreach project, a collaborative project between GLASS and Drew Medical Center that provided HIV/STD testing, health care services and social services to homeless and high risk youth.
  • I provided direct crisis intervention services, HIV/STD risk reduction education and distribution of safer sex materials to high risk populations throughout Los Angeles County; assistance with housing, food, clothing, counseling, and “on the spot” individual therapy, case management, and community liaison services as well as more conventional services to individuals who were in the position to take advantage of these services.
  • Supervised paid Outreach Workers; coordinated care with medical team.
  • Coordination and recruitment of service professionals who volunteered for the project which including a psychologist, mental health specialist in HIV, medical doctor, and several community outreach volunteers.
  • Served as the leader of the Youth Sub-Committee of the Los Angeles County Transgender Task Force. Developed educational brochure targeting female transgendered women who were prostituting and not receiving appropriate HIV and STD information aimed at protecting themselves and their clientele.
  • Fund raising, grant writing. I raised over $500,000 for the project.
  1998
Program Director
  • Opened up and was the administrator for a 6-bed group home for SED and delinquent adolescent sex offenders.
  • Co-facilitated Sex Offender Treatment Group with Sex Offender Treatment Specialist; regular participant in the Sex Offender Round Table meetings.
  • Supervised residential treatment team of 12 employees.
  • Trained agency employees in working with adolescent sex offenders, Title 22 Requirements.
  • Supervised and provided crisis intervention and group therapy to the youth; worked with their families.
  1994-1998
Child Care Worker & House Manager
  • Supervised severely emotionally disturbed and delinquent adolescents.
  • Crisis intervention, facilitation of rap groups, tutoring, HIV/STD outreach and community liaison.
  • Facility manager of 6-bed group home.

Awarded employee of the month twice.

  1987-1994                             LA Youth Network, Options House & Children of the Night                           Los Angeles, CA
Child Care Worker /Youth Advocate
  • Supervised severely emotionally disturbed and delinquent homeless and high risk adolescents.
  • Crisis intervention, tutoring, HIV/STD education, and community liaison.
  • Facility manager of 6-bed shelter at Options House.
Professional Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD)

International Society for the Study of Trauma

Sandplay Therapists of America (STA)

Sandtray Network

Interests

Sandplay therapies, treatment of trauma and child abuse (all forms), rape trauma/ sexual assault (male and female), treatment of sexual offenders, dissociative problems. I have attended trainings in sandplay therapies and receive regular supervision in this area. I also have attended several trainings in dissociative disorders, and am a member of the Los Angeles chapter of professionals who work with dissociative disorders through the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. I am also interested in feminist therapies and working with GLBT adults and teens.

Community Service Activities

Multiple Community Trainings on Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth for various community organizations, such as Department of Mental Health, Department of Children and Family Social Services, Department of Probation, Transgender Youth Conference, Foster Youth Conference, etc.

Served on the LA County Transgendered Task Force for 2 years, Leader of Youth Subcommittee which led to the production of a brochure aimed at risk reduction for female transgendered youth engaged in survival sex. This publication was distributed throughout Los Angeles to community organizations servicing this population.

Worked with & trained LA Police Department in coordinating services for homeless youth who are sexual minorities and engaging in survival sex.

Worked with the LA Transgender Task Force on improving the treatment of transgender youth by police when picked up for solicitation - sensitivity trainings and policy implementation in West Hollywood Sheriffs Department.

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