Cindy  Schwartz-DeVol
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Cindy Schwartz-DeVol

Psychologist, PhD
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
West Wayne Accepting In-person
Updated August 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Sports psychology
  • Highly Sensitive Persons
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Codependency

Professional statement

Cindy Schwartz-DeVol is a Licensed Psychologist in Wayne. She works with teens and adults, individuals and families, looking for support to deal with their unique challenges. Many of Cindy’s clients come in to address sports performance, perfectionism, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Cindy is particularly passionate about serving athletes and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs).

Cindy is trained in Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, and psychodynamic therapies, and mindfulness. Using this eclectic approach, she will collaborate with you to understand how your thoughts, emotions, physical feelings, and actions are connected to patterns in your life. Cindy is here to support you with utilizing your strengths, developing coping strategies, and making changes to enhance your quality of life and relationships.

Cindy's style is warm, compassionate, and engaging. When clients first start therapy, she will work on understanding your stories and the connection to your presenting issues. Cindy prioritizes establishing a safe, respectful, and genuine connection with you, so you feel heard and seen.

Cindy received her Ph.D. from MCP Hahnemann University. She has worked in private practice for 18 years. Cindy brings her lifelong experience as a competitive tennis player to her work with athletes. Combining her personal involvement with professional knowledge, she brings a unique perspective and empathy to her work with athletes. Outside of private practice, she loves to play tennis and golf, take walks with her dog, and read books. Cindy offers both in-person and remote therapy sessions. The office is a half mile from the Strafford Train station.


Message to clients

I am honored to be a part of the mental health field and excited to work with you. I see therapy as an opportunity to self-reflect and learn with me, as a non-judgmental support and guide. I view the therapy relationship between therapist and client as a collaborative one, in which we are co-detectives searching to put the pieces of the puzzle together. We can explore ways to deal creatively with stuck places, which can then open up new possibilities for healing and growth. My hope is for you to ultimately find more peacefulness, hope, and empowerment in your life.


Specialties

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances

Highly Sensitive Persons - Educating and supporting HSPs to navigate and cope with reactions to environmental and internal stress

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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West Wayne practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Self, Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice, 2004 - Present
The Renfrew Center, Licensed Psychologist, 2002 - 2004
CORA Services, Postdoctoral Intern, 2000 - 2002

Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, Certificate in Gestalt Therapy, 2014
MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel University), Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2000
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in English Literature, 1992


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PS015221


Languages

English