COUNSELING CENTER LEADERSHIP
CINDY SANDRAS - B.S. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Cindy is our TSC counseling center coordinator. Hers will most likely be the pleasant voice you hear on the phone and first face you see when you have an appointment! Cindy and her husband, Dr. E, started The Sanctuary Church back in 2013. She is active in mentoring and coaching young women into the life Christ calls them to. She also serves as The Sanctuary Church's human resource administrator.
J. TIMOTHY SMITH - LPC
Overall mental health services are supervised by J. Timothy Smith, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College and a M.A. in Counseling from Denver Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with Grand Canyon University. Tim has been involved in various counseling services for over 25 years, specializing in marriage, family, youth, job placement, crisis intervention and training. He worked for fifteen years as a chaplain in the juvenile justice system, and has had a private practice for over ten years. He and his family lived in Austria for four years, providing counseling services for cross-cultural workers in Eastern Europe.
Tim and his wife, Deanna, have two sons, Luke and Levi. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing that are part of the benefits of living in Colorado.
DEBBIE BERNARDO - LPC
Debbie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry Leadership from Barclay College and a
Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She has been practicing therapy for the past 7 years in a variety of settings, including community corrections, mental hospitals, and small private practices. She is trained in EMDR and trauma therapy using various
arts. She has worked with clients from 3 years old to adult. She specializes in trauma, grief,
depression, anxiety, relationship issues and eating disorders. She is married with 2 grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys off-roading with her husband, hiking, crocheting, reading, and getting together with friends.