Cynthia Franks

Mental Health Peer Specialist - Intern

Hello: My name is Cynthia Franks. I am pleased to be a part of the Austin Mental Health Community. I have a passion for health and wellness. Spiritual, mental, and physical wellness are important to me. My background includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and a graduate degree in Management from Argosy University. In the past, I have worked in Health Information Management for 25 years as a records analyst before transitioning to working as a Pre-K teacher for three years and working from home for twelve years in Administrative and Customer support.

Having a lived experience with mental health challenges I am now using my gifts and talents in giving back and doing what I love most which is helping others with mental health challenges. I am a mental health peer specialist intern, a volunteer faith-based mental health group facilitator, and a volunteer for NAMI.

I welcome this new season in my life and being a part of the Austin Mental Health Community. It allows me to be a part of something special and unique. Austin Mental Health Community is a place to celebrate you and help you navigate through life and reach your wellness goals on your journey to living your best life. Know that I am here to support you every step of the way wherever you are at in your journey to wellness.


“Cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you” – 1 Peter 5:7

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