I am a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of experience counseling at-risk children, youth, adults, and families. My areas of special interest are attachment disorder, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, parenting, and severe mental illness. I have worked with clients of all ages with issues along the spectrum of mental illness from mild depression to schizophrenia.
I am direct and empathic with people. My approach to counseling is person-centered and eclectic, combining attachment-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness to meet the needs of the individual/family. I believe in a collaborative approach to treatment and will work with you to develop a plan that meets your unique need(s).
Change is hard and I will be there with you every step of your journey, cheering you on and guiding you to reach your goals and achieve mental wellness. I look forward to working with you.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701008770
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Throughout my time with Cynthia so far, we have discussed everything from childhood trauma to my day to day life. She has cheered me on in my highest and always knows what to say in my lowest. Truly, a wonderful counselor/therapist
She is great
Dr Agbayani is very engaging and has great insight to assist you with concerns and issues.
Dr. Agbayani has been absolutely wonderful for me. She is kind and straightforward, listens and truly cares when we talk. I don’t know where I’d be without the help and expertise of Dr. Agbayani these past few months.
Dr. Agbayani was wonderful to work with. She was kind but realistic and I always felt heard. She gave me things to focus on durning the week, compassion for my frustrations and pushes when I needed them. I would highly recommend Dr. Agbayani to anyone who needs a little peace and balance!
I have broken more ground in such a short time with Dr. Agbayani than I have in my other failed attempts at finding a counsellor or therapist. You can tell when someone does what they do with a passion for their work, and that explains her perfectly. I feel I can be completely honest with her, and that is a refreshing feeling. I just wish I started with her sooner!