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Dr. Cynthia Agbayani, LPC

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About me

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.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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

Clinical approaches: 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

License information

VA LPC 0701008770


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Cynthia Agbayani. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I am so thankful for the growth I have accomplished while working with Dr. Agbayani. She is very upfront but in a loving way. I always feel heard and feel supported. I also know I will get a push when I need it which I appreciate. I can't say enough about Dr. Agbayani and how thankful I am for her!

Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, a

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

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

She is great

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues


Written on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Agbayani is very engaging and has great insight to assist you with concerns and issues.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management