Cindy has been a native to South Dakota since landing here with her family in the early 1990’s. Prior to founding Breakthrough Psychological Services, Cindy worked in a human service organization where she played a key role in the development and implementation of several community programs that addressed the needs of the most vulnerable populations in the Aberdeen area. As an organizational leader, Cindy was continually seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and to promote high quality family programs that allowed healing and motivated individuals to enhance their quality of life for years to come.

Cindy Goehring is a Clinical Mental Health Professional with nearly two decades of experience in the human services field working directly with individuals and families struggling to breakthrough barriers in their lives. Her knowledge and insight into the human psyche allows her tremendous insight into the struggle we have to find peace and comfort for ourselves and the people we care about.

​​**Level 3 Trained in Gottman Couples Counseling        

**The only Certified CBT Therapist in South Dakota



Cindy Goehring

Certifications & Areas of Specialized Training

**Diplomat & Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist | Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, PA

The ACT awards Diplomate Status and CBT Certification to professionals who have demonstrated an advanced level of expertise in cognitive therapy. The Academy's certification process is only open to Licensed Mental Health Professionals and requires them to complete a postgraduate educational course and exam followed by at least one year of experience using cognitive therapy in a clinical setting under supervision of the ACT's Credentialing Committe.

**Level 3 Trained in Gottman Couples Counseling | Seattle, WA

Currently working towards certification through the Gottman Institute, Cindy brings to her couples, specialized training and education through Level 3: The Certification Practicum provided by Gottman Certified Trainers from the Institute. Cindy utilizes the Gottman Relationship Checkup with each of her couples right at the onset of therapy. The Gottman Relationship Checkup is a breakthrough in couple’s therapy as it allows for a confidential, efficient way for your clinician to complete the evaluation process. Upon completion, it automatically provides valuable clinical information by pinpointing specific strengths and challenges in your relationship, while also suggesting actionable, research-based recommendations for therapy. 

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125 Railroad Ave SE, Suite 1

Aberdeen, South Dakota

(605) 725-5505


Gottman Approved Member

Tel: 605-725-5505.  Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Other Times By Appointment 

Education & Professional Credentials

She earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Cindy is Board Certified through NBCC and is licensed in social work and as a clinical professional counselor for the State of South Dakota.  Outside of her private practice, she is actively involved in community initiatives to address and resolve issues of poverty, domestic violence, and family crisis. She is an active board member of the South Dakota Counseling Association (SDCA) and the South Dakota Mental Health Counselors Association (SDMHCA).  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and acts as a Field Examiner, providing clinical assessment research.