Cindy Gordon, PhD, ATR-BC, CAAP

I am excited to join the Boulder Art Therapy Collective and to be part of this exciting group of talented and committed professionals. I’m a registered psychotherapist and a board-certified art therapist in private practice in Longmont and at the BATC in Boulder.  I work with individuals facing the challenges of depression, trauma, relationship, communication and anger issues, body image, grief, anxiety, medical issues and life transitions.

I approach the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, and the client and I, together, decide what forms of expression feel right. I work with clients using both verbal psychotherapy and non-verbal methods (art therapy, photography, and writing). Clients I have worked with have found art-making, such as collage, painting, drawing, poetry, as well as photography, productive methods to reduce stress, promote self-awareness, and gain insights about themselves. In terms of psychotherapy I use an eclectic approach, combining psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness elements. I also have a deep interest in sharing an existentialist perspective, so clients will explore how they make meaning in their lives, and how they may do so in the future in a way that is consistent with their core values.

In addition, I have a certification in Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy, and work with animals in therapy which, I believe, fosters the healing and growing process. I’m also a Certified Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT) therapist, which enhances my work with people dealing with self-esteem, body image issues and eating disorders.

I have also worked as an adjunct faculty member in the Art Therapy department at Naropa University.

You can call 720-491-1533 or email me at to set up a free consultation so that we can determine whether we’re a good fit to work together.


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