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Impact Stories

The most important thing we do here at Cicada Institute is provide support to our Cicadas - See some of their shining faces and testimonials below!

We love a good selfie :)

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And videos - take so much courage!

Counseling

"I’ve learned to be able to more often separate myself from my thoughts and problems, in order to be able to lovingly work with them as opposed to hiding from them or letting them overwhelm me. I’ve also learned how to communicate in a more level headed way, and not only based off current emotions."

Counseling

"I’ve learned how to stop escaping my problems, and face them head on. My relationships have bettered from it, and I realized how capable I really was at transforming emotions into words."

Counseling

"Sylvie helped me in many ways. If I ever felt like I wanted to quit something or give up or if I was afraid to start something being around her made me feel like I could overcome the fear that was holding me back. She is nice and funny and good to be around. I had fun and a good experience. I look forward to hanging out with her."

Grief Group Workshop

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Sylvie never approaches the situation as something huge that needs to be dealt with, with immediate concern. Instead, she has a calm and gentle mind that breaks down the situation into simple pieces. She doesn’t lose her patience and lash out, nor does she judge. When Sylvie led the Coming of Age Ceremony, every one of us enjoyed that because she allowed us to embrace who we are and create something amazing and celebratory out of our grief and transition."

Counseling

"I would trust her with anyone, anytime, anywhere. They are in the best of hands. Sylvie is careful, compassionate, and considerate. Sylvie celebrates the incremental successes that make therapeutic processes work for healing. Sylvie helps them find their next question and empowers them to move to next phase of development. She helps them recognize those choices that result in successful habits of mind. She is creative in her approach to healing."

Camp

"Sylvie’s style is cooperative rather than authoritative. The group always bought into the objective because they were manifesting the path with her, rather than plodding behind her resentfully. Sylvie has a very kinesthetic and warm sense of place with adolescents. She is there authentically. In turn, her clients are there for real, authentically with her. They trust her. They grow into their best selves. She shares with them the secret of trailblazing and encourages them to seek their own challenges, to improve the world around them, and to leave a legacy of sustainable practices that will protect and nourish the generations to come. She illuminates the spark that is their inner light that will guide them on their path."

Counseling

"Sylvie is phenomenal. She is incredibly caring and adept at holding space for me to honestly express what is on my heart. With her, I feel seen and safe to receive her guidance, reflection and support. I think the combination of her natural ways and special training make her a rare gem."

Group Eco-Therapy

"Sylvie led a ceremony for 30 of us in the Utah desert, and it was everything I hoped for. She has a grounding presence. A sense of ease around even the most difficult topics. And an ability to connect with all types of people. I've continued to work with her through her counseling services, and have unlocked new parts of myself thanks to her wisdom, professionalism and ability to meet me where I'm at. Highly recommended across the board."

Counseling

"Connecting with Sylvie has been such a blessing on so many levels! She truly has a true gift of listening and guiding her clients through all sorts of struggles, challenges and traumas. Her service is one that me and and family are grateful for in these challenging times because we are able to connect any time we need to reset or find our balance! The best part is we can connect with her virtually and that is a huge plus during this uncertain time. Sylvie has navigated me throw some emotional as well as health related issues to remain peaceful and find my center. Her techniques, exercises and her soothing voice is simply phenomenal!!! I highly recommend her therapy service and skills to everyone! Seek no further because you will truly be missing out on a magnificent therapist!"

Coming of Age Ceremony

"I would trust her with anyone, anytime, anywhere. They are in the best of hands. Sylvie is careful, compassionate, and considerate. Sylvie celebrates the incremental successes that make therapeutic processes work for healing. Sylvie helps them find their next question and empowers them to move to next phase of development. She helps them recognize those choices that result in successful habits of mind. She is creative in her approach to healing." - David

Counseling

"Sylvie’s management style is cooperative rather than authoritative. The group always bought into the objective because they were manifesting the path with her, rather than plodding behind her resentfully. Sylvie has a very kinesthetic and warm sense of place with adolescents. She is there authentically. In turn, her clients are there for real, authentically with her.  They trust her. They grow into their best selves. She shares with them the secret of trail blazing and encourages them to seek their own challenges, to improve the world around them, and to leave a legacy of sustainable practices that will protect and nourish the generations to come. She illuminates the spark that is their inner light that will guide them on their path." - Brianna

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