Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

About Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Cyndi Turner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, and a Master Addiction Counselor who has been in the field for over twenty years. She cofounded and is the Clinical Director of Insight Into Action Therapy, a private outpatient therapy practice with two offices in Northern Virginia. She co-developed and facilitates the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©. Local courts have qualified her as an expert witness and she provides therapy for players involved in the National Football League Program for Substances of Abuse.


Cyndi is willing to challenge the traditional belief that all drinkers experiencing problems must be alcoholics who need to quit drinking forever. She is a Moderation Management-friendly therapist and is Get SMART FAST certified. She lives in Northern Virginia and loves anything to do with sun, sand, beaches, or boats.

 

Over the past decade Cyndi has given a multitude of presentations and workshops on topics including substance use disorders, dual diagnosis treatment, emotional indulgence, mental health, and moderate drinking.


She currently provides a 90-minute seminar for 1.5 Continuing Education credits for counselors, social workers, alcohol/drug abuse counselors, pyschologists, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and case managers. Her mission is to reach the 90 million people who are suffering from a mild or moderate alcohol use sturggling with their drinking but are hesitant to reach out for help for fear of being labeled an alcoholic, forced into treatment, made to attend 12-step meetings, and have to to stop drinking completely. If you would like Cyndi to talk at your event, please contact her at cturner@canikeepdrinking.com.

 

EDUCATION:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker:  October 2000

Licensed Substance Abuse Practitioner: October 2006

Master Addiction Counselor: November 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:  Marymount University, May 1995

Master of Social Work: Virginia Commonwealth University, May 1998  

 

EXPERIENCE:

Insight Into Action Therapy

July 2015 to present

Co-Founder, Clinical Director, Author, Speaker, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

  • Author Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough is Enough. New York: Morgan James Publishing 2016. 
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of private outpatient therapy practice

 

National Football League

August 2012 to present

Treating Clinician

  • Provide therapy to players who are involved with the NFL’s Program for Substances of Abuse

 

Finding Solutions Counseling Centers

April 2006 to July 2015

Clinical Director/Therapist/Clinical Supervisor

  • Co-developed and facilitated Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program for adolescents, young adults and adults
  • Authored Relapse Reality: Understanding Myths About Relapse In Dual Diagnosis Treatment and facilitated Relapse Prevention group & individual work
  • Developed How Do I Know If I Can Keep Drinking Quiz
  • Completed court ordered evaluations, provide treatment, documentation and expert witness testimony for court involved clients
  • Provided outpatient individual, family, and group therapy
  • Marketed services and provide community outreach, education, and presentations
  • Provided clinical supervision for licensure
  • Hired, trained, and managed clinical team

 

National Counseling Group

October 2000 to April 2006

Therapist/Supervisor

  • Facilitated dual diagnosis groups for adolescents, young adults, and adults
  • Provided individual and family therapy
  • Provided clinical supervision for licensure and home-based counselors
  • Opened and ran new site with staff of 5 clinicians, operating 6 outpatient groups

 

Family and Youth Outreach Services

May 1998 to October 2000

Home-based counselor

  • Provided intensive, in-home counseling to at-risk children, adolescents, their and families
  • Developed and implemented individualized treatment plans and participated in team meetings to review progress
  • Supervised mentors

 

Guardian Supervision

September 1999 to October 2000

Visitation supervisor

  • Supervised parents on court-ordered visits with their children
  • Provided detailed documentation and court testimony

 

Prince William County Community Services Board, Emergency Services

September 1997 to May 1998

Intern

  • Completed screenings for clients with mental health and substance related crisises
  • Provided short term counseling
  • Co-facilitated outpatient Addictions Group

 

Family Preservation Services

May 1995 to May 1998

Home-based counselor

  • Provided intensive, in-home counseling to at-risk children, adolescents, and their families
  • Developed and implemented individualized treatment plans and participated in team meetings to review progress
  • Supervised mentors

 

Prince William Center for Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment

January 1995 to May 1995

Intern

  • Participated in all activities with patients on locked unit
  • Co-facilitated couples and addictions related groups on the outpatient unit

 

AUTHORSHIP:

Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough is Enough. New York: Morgan James Publishing 2017.  

 

Shh! Let’s Talk About Moderation for Mild Substance Disorders. PsychCentral.com. October 2016.

 

I Have Known Pain. SwimSwam. Featured Lifestyle Opinion. January 13, 2016.

 

How Do I Know If I Can Keep Drinking Quiz ©2013.

 

Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program: The Handbook for Recovery ©2006.

 

Relapse Reality: Understanding Myths About Relapse in Dual Diagnosis Treatment © 2007.

 

Relapse Reality Quiz: Understanding Myths About Relapse in Dual Diagnosis Treatment ©2007. 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Can My Client Keep Drinking? How You Can Help Them Decide When Enough is Enough (March 2017) NASW-Virginia Annual Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

Alcohol Moderation for Men: How Being Male Plays a Role in AUDs

(March 2017) Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic Recovery Summit. Arlington, Virginia.

 

How to Help Clients Moderate (December 2016) Clinical NoVA Networker. Leesburg, Virginia.

 

Shhh! Let’s Talk About Moderation for Mild Alcohol Use Disorders. (November 2016)

Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Richmond, Virginia.

 

Can My Client Keep Drinking? How You Can Help Them Decide When Enough is Enough. Poster Presentation. (October 2016) National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.  Minnesota, MN.

 

Can My Client Keep Drinking? How You Can Help Them Decide When Enough is Enough (September 2016) Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work. Arlington, Virginia.

 

Can My Client Keep Drinking? How You Can Help Them Decide When Enough is Enough (September 2016) Employee Association Professionals Association. Washington, DC.

 

Can My Client Keep Drinking? How You Can Help Them Decide When Enough is Enough (August 2016) Caron Treatment Centers, Chevy Chase, MD.

 

Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions for Alcohol and Drug Use in Teens (April 2016) Fairfax County Mental Health Support Group. McLean, Virginia.

 

Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions for Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents for Behavioral Health Providers (September & October 2015) Dominion Hospital. Falls Church, Virginia.

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Preventing Emotional Indulgence. (October 2013) Lunsford Middle School Chantilly, Virginia.

 

Best Practices in Dual Diagnosis Treatment (April 2011) Privia Medical Group, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Dealing with Death (February 2010) United Airlines EAP, Sterling Virginia.

 

Involving the Family in Residential Treatment and Discharge Planning (January 2010) Crossroads Residential Programs, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Preventing Adolescent Substance Use (November 2010) Mercer Middle School, Aldie, Virginia.

 

Intervention and Brief Therapy with Addiction (November 2009) Virginia Commonwealth University, Alexandria, Virginia

 

Creating Healthy Dynamics by Understanding Emotional Indulgence (October 2009) Fairfax County Substance Abuse Awareness Week, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Preventing Emotional Indulgence: What to do as Parents (April 2009) Mercer Middle School, Aldie, Virginia.

 

What Would You Do? Role Plays for Handling Alcohol and Drugs (March 2009) Lord of Life Youth Forum, Burke, Virginia

 

Working Through Step 4 (April 2008) Celebrate Recovery, Fairfax City, Virginia.

 

Myths About Marijuana and Alcohol: Parent Edition (April 2008) Fairfax Community Church, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Myths About Marijuana and Alcohol: Teen Edition (May 2008) Fairfax Community Church, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Best Practices in Dual Diagnosis Therapy: How to Respond As Providers (November 2007) Child and Family Counseling Group, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Teens and Addiction: Helpful Hints for Working With Families (October 2007) Northern Virginia LPC, Sterling, Virginia.

 

Building Healthy Kids and Healthy Families (March 2007) Ed Anywhere, Sterling, Virginia.

 

How to Handle Adolescent Substance Use (August 2007) Centreville High School, Centreville, Virginia.

 

Stress Management: How You Can Keep Your Body, Mind, and Brain Calm (August 2006) Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, Virginia.

 

Understanding HIPAA for Therapists (October 2006) The Counseling Center of Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

UPCOMING CALENDAR

UPCOMING:

  • Mar. 15, 2017 - Recovery Summit sponsored by Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic (Arlington, VA)
  • Mar. 25, 2017 - National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Annual Conference (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Jul. 17, 2017 - Virginia Summer Institue for Addiction Studies (VSIAS) Annual Conference (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Jul. 28, 2017 - American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Annual Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Aug. 18, 2017 National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD)Annual Conference (Baltimore, MD)

APPEARANCES:

  • Feb. 5, 2017 at 8pm  - Talk Radio 790 KABC In Your Right Mind the topic Abstinence versus Harm Reduction
  • Feb. 3, 2017 - Leesburg's First Friday
  • Jan. 22, 2017- Author Talk at One More Pages Books (Arlington, VA)
  • Jan. 14, 2017 - Meet the Author at Books-A-Million (Leesburg, VA)
  • Jan. 10, 2017 - Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough is Enough (Public Release)
  • Oct. 14, 2016 - Book Launch & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Ashburn, VA)
  • Oct. 8 & 9, 2016 - National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors ​(Minneapolis, MN) - Presentation & Book Signing
  • Sept. 30, 2016 - Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (Falls Church, VA) 
  • Sept. 15, 2016 - Washington, DC Employee Assistance Professionals Association (Washington, DC) 
  • Sept. 10, 2016 - Hopefest Health & Wellness Fair (Leesburg, VA) - Book Signing
  • Aug. 19, 2016 - Caron, Caron DC Lunch and Learn Speaker Series (Washington, DC)

 

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For further information contact:

cturner@canikeepdrinking.com

(703) 646-7664

www.insightactiontherapy.com

 

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