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Cyd McDaniel-McGee, LCSW

Cyd is the owner & operator of Essential Journey Counseling.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with more than 15 years in the profession. She is committed to providing guidance and support to those seeking counseling, healing and purpose.  She uses experiential techniques to explore and help the healing  process.  Cyd is experienced with combining hypnosis, guided imagery, and creative visualization into psychotherapy sessions.   Research shows that these forms of therapy are beneficial to those faced with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   She believes in the power of thought.   She works to help you identify your thoughts and their origin.  She appreciates the vulnerability this may bring forth and uses a very gentle approach to explore.    In order to completely let go of fear, hurt, shame and guilt, she helps you name it and gain the courage to heal.   She doesn’t just tell you what to do, she shows you how and she helps you sustain your progress.  Cyd has extensive experience working with couples, teenagers, single parents, blended families, divorced parents, co-parenting, interracial relationships, codependency behaviors, and emotional trauma. 

Her personal life  experiences has contributed to her commitment to the healing process.  She strongly believes that we have what it takes to heal our wounds.  There are times when we search for ourselves in the actions of others.  We allow others to define our value.  The journey is about finding and accepting your true value.   Many grow up in painful homes and continue carrying the pain throughout life.  Sometimes we are not sure what life feels like without pain.  Unresolved pain can reveal itself in dysfunctional relationships ,dissatisfaction with jobs, and general disconnection from self.  As a therapist, she helps you gain clarity and live in your truth.  Recognizing self-worth and honoring your experiences helps turn the page to your next chapter

 Cyd received training, has been an participant and is currently a group leader at Onsite workshops in Tennessee (  She has an in-depth understanding of the courage it takes to peel back the layers and start the healing.   She knows how to breathe and be presence in life.  She teaches others to do the same.   She is very clear about her purpose in life and this is usually felt during the first session.   She provides support and gentle guidance on the path to self-acceptance and self-value.  She teaches you to love yourself and find your inner strength.   She helps you plug into life and live again.        


"Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time."
 -Winston Churchill 

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