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Cinthia McFeature, PhD

Cinthia McFeature PhD received her doctorate of philosophy in counseling with specialized training in  integrated behavioral medicine and narrative therapies.  Dr. McFeature most recently was a state trainer for the Virginia Department of Social Services for the past nine years. She also facilitated family partnership meetings for local VDSS agencies. For over the past twenty-five years her focus has been both the social work and counseling fields working directly with clientele. She provides individual, family, and group therapy utilizing integrative therapies. She is a licensed spiritual health coach and an active member of the American Holistic Health Association.  She is co-author of HeartPath Practitioner, nationally released in 2009. She was also involved in trauma informed care research, curriculum development for motivational interviewing and developed group treatment training/processing for vicarious trauma.

She is currently working on a continued research and  writing a second book on trauma informed care and treatment.

Excerpts from HeartPath Practitioner

“There is a power in our thoughts that generates dialogue or conversational content.  We create our own surroundings by the thoughts that we think, which in turn develop an individual’s ‘telling of the story.’ (HPP pg. 13)

“The HeartPath journey requires the principals of reflection, illumination of the human soul, a sense of compassion, intention, and knowing oneself through the use of the narrative process that depicts an individual’s ‘telling of the story.’ (HPP pg. 14)

“Research conducted by the Institute of HeartMath has documented that there is a doughnut shaped field of energy that surrounds the heart  and extends beyond the body between five to eight feet.”  (HPP pg. 19)

“Acceptance is the key to all healing.  Learning to accept ourselves and love ourselves is the path to forgiveness and divine heart healing. Self-analysis is the first step. HeartPath is the process by which the individual will work on transmuting anger into peace, fear into joy, sorrow into happiness, hatred into love, and apathy into unconditional love.  (HPP pg. 130)

“The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. – Carl Jung

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.”
–Sir Thomas Browne

Bill J. McFeature, PhD

Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration is here to stay.  The Institute of Medicine concluded nearly 20 years ago that behavioral health care when separated from the primary care system leads to inferior care. In the intervening years, evidence has continued to mount that having two, mostly independent systems of care leads to worse health outcomes and higher total spending, particularly for patients with comorbid physical and behavioral conditions ranging from depression and anxiety, which often accompany physical health conditions, to substance abuse and more serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Dr. Bill McFeature has fifteen years experience working in medical clinic as a Behavioral Health Consultant and Director and has helped develop four Nationally acknowledged Federally Qualified Primary Care Health Centers and  offers organizational development and behavioral health consultation. Dr. McFeature now resides in St. George, Utah

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with specialized training in integrative behavioral health care services.
  • Licensed in Utah- # 5781 as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and psychologist.
  • Licensed in Virginia – #1941 – Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) also trained psychologist Core Specializations: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration, Psychological Testing, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent, and Approved Clinical Supervisor.
  • 30 years of clinical experience working with primary care practitioners in treating patients with acute and chronic medical and mental health disorders.
  • National consultant for clinics utilizing primary care and behavioral health integration.
  • Dr. McFeature is also a graduate faculty member for the Counselor Education Department at Radford University in Virginia. He is involved in ongoing clinical research in primary care and behavioral health integration.

Specialties

  • Neuropsychology
  • Brain-Based Disorders (Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, TBI, Dementia, and Depression/Anxiety)
  • Trauma Based Disorders
  • Couples Counseling

Affiliations

  • Health Psychology Division 38
  • Consultant for the National Council on Behavioral Health Care for Primary Care and Behavioral Health Care Integration