Cindy Gao, BA

Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Jersey City, New Jersey and Boston, Massachusetts. Telehealth virtual therapy throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

Cindy Gao, BA

Cindy (she/her) is a mental health fellow at Joy.

Cindy is a Mental Health Fellow at Joy Mental Fitness which has locations in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts. Vivian also provides telehealth services to patients throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.


Experience & Specialties

Cindy combines mindfulness, person-centered, and CBT techniques through a multicultural lens. Cindy’s philosophy centers around the idea that every person possesses their own unique view of the world, and only they have the authority to chart their path. She primarily utilizes a person-centered approach combined with CBT skills to assist clients in exploring their inner thoughts and identifying their genuine life aspirations. Additionally, Cindy embraces the belief that clients benefit from a diverse range of approaches. She adapts her style and techniques for each individual, recognizing the value of tailored strategies. With a deep appreciation for multiculturalism, she creates an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds and perspectives are celebrated.


Education & Training

Cindy is currently pursuing her Master's degree at Steinhardt in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness.  Before enrolling in graduate school, she worked remotely as a peer guide counselor at CaringMinds. She also worked as a behavioral technician with autistic kids. For patient convenience, she is fluent in English and Chinese Mandarin.