Cindy Bandukwala

LCSW

Christian Counselor Wheaton Cindy Bandukwala

Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with diverse populations of individuals and families in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, social service agencies, family homes, and residential placements. She has worked with families involved with DCFS, traditional families, adoptive families, and foster families.

Cindy is passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals and is committed to collaborating with each person to provide a non-judgmental, personalized therapeutic experience. She is dedicated to helping others to understand their difficulties and to create healthy ways to value themselves and others.

“Working with children and adolescents is my calling. I feel that it is my job to assist in empowering others to build upon their strengths and to develop skills to enhance their quality of life. My approach is to create a trusting environment in which clients can feel comfortable and safe while working towards lasting change.”

Cindy has extensive experience in working with teens experiencing suicidal ideations and self-injurious behaviors. She has successfully worked with children, adolescents, families, and individuals experiencing depression, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, sexual and physical abuse, attachment disorders, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship concerns, family instability, and social skill concerns.

Cindy integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches to support and guide each person to help them identify and build upon their strengths in order to achieve their goals. She has focused her career on providing trauma-informed care for children, adolescences, families, and individuals. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Attachment Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Cindy is a licensed foster parent and a host family for Safe Families. She is active in her church through volunteering in the nursery and leading a teen youth group.