Cindy Harmelink is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 27 years of experience
Exclusively Providing Telehealth
Photo Credit – Joe Hannaford
Thank you for visiting this site. Cindy Harmelink is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over twenty-seven years of experience.
Exclusively providing Telehealth at this time with office hours on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday.
Cindy Harmelink received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program of California Baptist University in Riverside California in 1995. Cindy interned at Loma Linda University Medical Center Child & Family Therapy Program with 1200 hours of supervised training. In June of 1995 she and her husband re-located to New Hampshire where she worked for six years in an agency based setting, and has been in private practice for twenty-two years.
Finding a Mental Health Provider can be frustrating. Please do not give up. The information on this site will help you find a provider with the right education, experience, and personal approach to assist you.
Benefits of a Private Practice with Cindy Harmelink
You reach Cindy Harmelink directly when you call, text, or email. Cindy returns calls, emails, or texts within 24 hours to schedule appointments for the earliest available times.
What you disclose in your session stays with me, period. I do not use cloud storage or upload to a network carrier. I do not have a third party prepare your progress notes or send your information to a billing service. Your handwritten records remain confidential and secure.
When you come to your appointment you don’t wait in a crowded waiting room, speak to 2 or 3 office workers collecting co-pays or a billing department person. You come directly into my waiting area, with free on-site parking in a quiet, safe, north end Manchester neighborhood with relative anonymity.
Cindy is providing Telehealth Exclusively at this time. It’s flexible, secure (using Doxy.me). Telehealth was new to many providers until Covid-19. Studies have shown positive outcomes for those utilizing telehealth prior to Covid, and most licensed counselors have had additional training to provide telehealth making it a more flexible, secure option, especially in New England winters/snow days.
If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, with 24 hour notice, you’ll be rescheduled as soon as possible. There is a late fee for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
During the initial appointment we will get to know each other and clarify your needs & goals. I screen people for a good fit to keep my caseload small, manageable, and provide personal service. I occasionally still hear from people, ‘the therapist at the ABC agency called me by the wrong name the whole session.’ Or, ‘She was my third therapist at that agency, two others quit.’
I submit your claim electronically. You pay your co-pay to me, and any glitch or non-payment by your carrier is brought to your attention in about two weeks.
While the benefits of good therapy are better understood, people tend to remain private about their personal matters. I see people, on average, between eight to fifteen sessions to help resolve their presenting problem, but you are welcome to return when a stressful life-event arises. I have wonderful long term therapeutic relationships with clients I have known for five, ten, fifteen plus years. If you find a therapist who is helpful, respectful, and direct, a long term relationship for potential needs in the future is ideal; similar to having a good dentist, auto mechanic, hair stylist, or physician-you are welcome to return as needs arise.
Fees & Insurance Accepted
Anthem, BCBS, Empire. Behavioral Health is separate from Medical coverage. Prior to your visit, contact your insurance and confirm: coverage limitations (number of visits/max cap). Confirm your co-pay and deductible. Other Insurance Carrier: If you have a Point of Service plan (POS) you are welcome to pay upfront $125.00 (not flexible), and Cindy will provide the insurance claim form for you to submit for reimbursement.
If you have no insurance, or do not use your insurance, a flexible fee is an option. The range is $75.00-$125.00 for fifty minute session. Please consider using Flex-benefit plan, HSA, medical expense account for out-of-pocket medical expense cost (a receipt will be provided for tax purposes).
As a private practice the decision was made not to participate in other insurance carriers because of the amount of information they require in order to pay for services. One goal of this private practice is to maintain your privacy. When you decide to use your mental health insurance, please be informed of the information they require about you in order to pay, or to continue authorizing coverage; it is typically based on information they request from the provider. Some plans require more information as to what is occurring in your sessions, and based on the diagnosis code, they determine and estimate the number of sessions they will authorize.
Cindy is not a participating provider for Affordable Care Act, Medicaid or Medicare.
Areas of Help Provided
Goal Directed Therapy is designed to move you from the pain or discomfort of your presenting problem to a healthier place. Cindy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD, Depression, and Anxiety/ADHD. Treatment is available for: anxiety, depression, sexual issues, grief, loss, life transitions, chronic/terminal illness, and welcomes survivors of physical or verbal abuse, trauma, or post-traumatic stress. Cindy provides strength based support for adult clients who have family members with a personality disorder, substance abuse, or have had an emotionally abusive partner, parent or sibling.
Cindy Harmelink provides month-by-month retainer based services for small business (5-75 employees). In house support for businesses like; dental practices, health facilities, law practices, design firms, tech industry, and start-ups. Limit the time an employee uses to: find a therapist, commute to the therapist, and be away from the office. Cindy Harmelink will come to you to provide employee assistance for brief solution focused therapy. Service options are tailored to your company needs-including: screening applicants (consults/feedback), support employees in times of stress, and provide solution focused suggestions. On-call availability to mangers to help employees maintain productivity, emotional, and psychological support for your small business. Confidentiality Contracts for both short and long term support.
Cindy Harmelink has completed the coursework required by the Board of Mental Health Practice to provide Supervision, Consultation, or Individual Therapy for candidate for license, or licensed therapists. Four distinct options for: Clinical supervision, Consultation, Mentoring, or Personal therapy. Support for new therapists or seasoned therapist will receive absolute discretion with positive-supportive, honest, feedback to help you process the stressful emotions of this career, to re-align balance, and adjust boundaries for self-care in the helping profession. Anyone in the helping profession: nurses, doctors, law enforcement, please feel welcome to find encouragement, support, and confidential care. Help is available before you burn-out and get out. Cindy’s fee for service is significantly reduced for counselors to meet this important need.
For twenty-six years Cindy has worked with local churches and people of faith to encourage growth and development both spiritual and psychological integrated therapy. Cindy provides support for Pastors and staff to encourage movement towards maturity; to help individuals take responsibility for their actions and desire to work out their faith to become spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically whole. “Live justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8. Consultations provided for leaders who would like to expand their knowledge base about mental health, specifically, Personality Disordered people of faith, and better understand their impact the congregation. Cindy Harmelink earned a bachelor degree in Biblical Education from Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Marriage Family Child Therapy program, California Baptist University, Riverside, California. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree (at age thirty) Cindy has years of experience working within churches, in youth group, music, and missionary ministry, and over twenty six years of experience as a mental health provider.
Feel Free to Reach Out
Cindy will respond within 24 hours!
CINDY HARMELINK, LCMHC, LLC
Telehealth New Hampshire