Dr. Cynthia McRae, Ph.D., Registered Psychotherapist

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• Adults


• Women’s Issues
• Health Psychology
• Spiritual Direction
• Women’s Life Transitions
• Grief
• Career Counseling


• B.A. – Music – University of Iowa
• Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology – University of Iowa


I aim to provide a safe, caring environment where clients can feel supported as they explore areas of concern and work toward their unique goals. I view counseling as an interactive process where clients are assisted in addressing issues that will empower them to grow in ways that are most meaningful to them. Of course counseling often means learning more about oneself as well as learning new ways of relating to others. It can mean acquiring new skills to enhance the journey leading to the healing and care of our deepest selves, which then enriches our lives and relationships with others. My approach to counseling is based on the needs and goals of each client.

In addition to being a professor at the University of Denver, Dr. Cynthia McRae, Ph.D. has maintained a clinical practice focused mainly on working with adults. Her areas of special training and expertise include adjustment to life transitions, challenges related to aging, health-related issues such as chronic illness (especially Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders), caregiver concerns, grief, loss, depression and career counseling. She has also worked in a variety of settings from in-patient psychiatry to palliative care, and continues to do consultation work with adults with chronic illnesses and their care partners. Moreover, she has received advanced training in spiritual direction and has worked with clergy and adults who wish to explore spiritual or existential concerns.


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