Cinda L. Walchli, LCSW

Cinda L. Walchli graduated from the University of Montevallo, Alabama, in 1987, having attained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. After working direct care in a residential facility for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth ages 6-12 in Tampa, Florida, she returned to Birmingham, Alabama, and continued her work with SED youth in residential care at Glenwood, Inc.  During the next ten years, she worked as a teaching parent, a Senior Counselor and a House Manager.  In 1998, she returned to school to obtain her Master of Social Work degree.  After finishing at The University of Alabama, Cinda L. Walchli accepted a position with Glenwood’s Children’s Resource Center and from there, helped found the Family and Community Services team (FACS).  This program provides in- home parent training, basic living skills training, anger and stress management, resource services, support groups and respite care for children ages 2 – 18 with a DSM IV diagnosis and their families. The program was expanded in 2003 to include adolescents who have been dually diagnosed with a DSM IV Axis I diagnosis and an Axis II diagnosis of Mild Mental Retardation. Cinda L. Walchli also assisted in creating and writing the Crisis Management Program, Managing Crisis Safely (MCS) for Glenwood, Inc. She also provides community consultation and/or training in the areas of Behavior Management, Parent Skills Training, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, and Crisis Management. In January 2009, she accepted a position as the Division Director for Glenwood, Inc. Child and Adolescent Division Severely Emotionally Disturbed/Behavioral units.  She also carries a small therapy caseload for children and families dealing with Reactive Attachment Disorder, while still overseeing the FACS in-home program.