Cindy Castillon, a native of southwest Missouri, joined the counseling staff at MCC-Maple Woods in 2005. She holds a master's degree in counseling from Missouri State University, where she focused on counseling education. She also earned a bachelor's degree in education from Missouri State University, and was a 4-year basketball student-athlete.
Cindy has taught a variety of courses including Career Exploration Seminar (GUID 109), First-Year Seminar (COLL 100), and Educational Psychology (EDUC 270). She helps students navigate academic planning, career concerns, and crisis management.
Cindy approaches all students in an accepting and non-judgmental manner. She listens and helps guide them to find answers within themselves. Her areas of counseling interest include anxiety, motivation, time management, sexual assault recovery, student success, depression, and gender/sexuality issues. She is dedicated to helping students overcome individual barriers to achieve success at MCC-Maple Woods, and in life.
Outside of work, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, and those closest to her. She has a firm focus on her overall wellness which includes physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of her life.