About Dr. Cindy Nichols Anderson

“Go out, be you, and like yourself.”

Cindy Anderson

Cindy Nichols Anderson, Ph.D., ABPP


Board Certified, American Board of Adolescent and Child Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider, State of Iowa
Masters of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Dr. Anderson’s Specialties

About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing for over 25 years. I have worked with people of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults on a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, attention problems, learning concerns, Dyslexia, and Autism. A large part of my practice involves providing neuropsychological evaluations to children, adolescents and adults.

I utilize evidence based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to people reaching their treatment goals. I have a special interest in providing services to adults who want to help find a work-home-life balance. I also enjoy working with adults who want to improve their parenting and follow their life values.

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Oklahoma State University in 2000. I am Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Additionally, I hold a Masters of Science in Education from the University of Eau Claire. As a child of many generations of teachers, I am proud to join their ranks. I provided college instruction at Mankato University and Oklahoma State University. Also, I have provided supervision for several post-doctoral psychologists and pre-doctoral child psychology practicum students and interns.

I completed an APA accredited two-year Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, and I worked as a Psychologist in a hospital setting in St. Cloud, Minnesota for a number of years. I opened Hope Springs in 2009, and I have lived and worked as a psychologist in Eastern Iowa for the last 15 years.

I founded Hope Springs in 2009 in order to meet the many needs of people with mental health needs in Eastern Iowa.   It was important to me that patients received evidence-based psychological treatments, but also warmth and respect.

I have several hobbies and interests outside of work, including art, music, writing, yoga, cycling and hiking. I enjoy spending time with my two sons (who are in high school and college) and my spouse. We live in a quiet, rural setting in Johnson County in a 130-year-old farmhouse. We share our home and property with several rescue animals and have greatly enjoyed the beauty of Eastern Iowa’s countryside.

Dr. Anderson’s Professional Psychological and Mental Health Organizations

I am a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology, American Board of Clinical  Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Child and Adolescent Division, American Psychological Association Psychologists in Private Practice Division, Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Disorder (Professional Membership), and the  American Autism Society.

**The photos and art on this page were done by Dr. Anderson.