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Cindy Foster. LCSW, ACSW

Cindy Kracht Foster, LCSW, ACSW has been a licensed clinical psychotherapist and social worker for over 26 years. She has been combining traditional psychotherapy along with self-empowering mind/body stress reduction techniques in employee assistance programs, medical settings and private practice, since 1982. She has had the privilege of working with people from a wide range of ages, ethnicity, problems and strengths.

She received her social work masters degree from Wayne State University,Detroit, Michigan. She has received hundreds of hours in additional training in clinical work, including hypnotherapy. She has been on numerous speaker bureaus, conducting trainings and workshops inMichigan, Colorado and Georgia.

Over the years she has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, private practice, employee assistance programs and inpatient and outpatient programs in medical centers. She served as program coordinator at the University of Michigan Medical Center’sPsychiatry and Chemical Dependency Unit. She supervised medical students and medical residents during their clinical rotation in family and group psychotherapy. She also, established the first adolescent intensive outpatient program at Northern Colorado Medical Center’sFamily Recovery Program for chemically dependent and dually diagnosed adolescents.

She has worked as an employee assistance counselor, trainer and consultant in Michigan, Colorado and Georgia.

She has published articles on her clinical work with dual diagnosis patients at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, along with co-authoring a chapter in the book, “Recent Advances inPsychiatric Medicine,” Richard Hall, Editor-in-Chief.

Cindy is currently featured as an adolescent stress reduction expert in the career choice section of  Dr. Robert Feldman's latest textbook on adolescent development.  Dr. Robert S. Feldman is a nationally acclaimed author and University of Massachusetts psychology professor.  He has written several university textbooks on psychology and youth.  The textbook is entitled, "Adolescence," Pearson Prentice Hall Publication.

She is a graduate from both the Professional and Advanced Mind/BodyMedicine Training Programs, under the direction of James Gordon, MD(former Chair of the White House Commission on Complimentary MedicinePolicy).

Cindy also completed an intensive professional training on Mindfulness-BasedStress Reduction, with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (Director of the Center forMindfulness In Medicine, Health Care, and Society ), and with Saki Santorelli, PhD (Director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress ReductionProgram, University of Massachusetts Medical School).

She is a former member of a Medical College of Georgia’s Advisory Board for medical education on the possibility of incorporating an integrative medicine program.

Cindy brought the mindfulness stress reduction program to St. JosephHospital's Wellness program in Augusta, Georgia, where she served asDirector of the Stress Reduction Program for 6 years.  She worked with both patients and staff in lowering stress levels and incorporating effective ways to deal with ongoing stress.  Cindy has also presented workshops on the "Power of Mindfulness in theWorkplace at Hargrove Leadership Services, where she maintained a clinical practice .  She has presented at the National Association of Social workers on the "Effectiveness of Mindfulness inPsychotherapy," and conducted an all day workshop on "MaintainingHealth Within the Healer," where participants obtained continuing educational credits.

Cindy currently has expanded her private practice in Augusta, Georgia..

Upon the request of clients, Cindy has developed several mindful meditations, guided imagery and self-hypnosis audiotapes and CDs to help meet the needs of her clients..

Medical centers and corporations have sought her out to conduct retreats on mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Cindy maintains her own daily mindfulness practice, viewing this as an important aspect of staying well and centered within herself, work, and life.


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Dr. Robert Foster is a professor of music at Augusta State University, where he directs the jazz ensembles, and teaches courses in jazz, as well as applied lessons on flute and saxophone. He has also taught at the University ofNorthern Colorado, where he completed his Doctor of Arts in MusicTheory and Composition. He holds a Master of Music degree in flute performance from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz from Oakland University.

As an accomplished performer on various woodwind instruments, Rob has performed with many world renown musicians and entertainers, includingDizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Art Lande, James Newton, Charlie Haden, John Denver, Bob Newhart, Joey Bishop, Mitch Ryder, the Temptations,The Four Tops, The Platters, and Bob Hope.

In addition to progressive jazz, Rob performs and records music of a meditative nature, and has recently added the Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) to the many wind instruments on which he performs. 

Contact: (706) 312-6885