I have been a licensed marriage family therapist in California for over 27 years. I am what some people would call a "wounded healer", because I am have been sober 35 years. I am also in recovery from co-dependency and love addiction. I believe anyone can change their life for the better, because I have changed mine for the better. If you love someone who does not love you back, I can help you STOP loving them and help you to start loving yourself. If you cannot say no, I can teach you how to say NO in a kind way and mean it.
I addition to the areas mentioned above, I can also help you to over come anxiety/panic and depression. I use cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy to help you to make the changes you want to make in your life. You are always in control of your therapy and you decide
I have been in the client's chair, so I know first hand that it takes courage to begin the journey to a better life. You do not have to journey alone ; I will be your companion.
All journeys begin with the first step. Take that first step today.
I would be honored to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 34049
Highly recommend this therapist, Cynthia , anyone who works with her her can get a lot and achieve their therapy goals
Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
This is my first time speaking to therapist but she has exceeded all of my expectations. She makes me feel seen and heard! She also validates my feeling and helps me internalize my thoughts!
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Cynthia is the best therapist I have spoken to. She follows up with me and gives me the resources I need. I feel understood and I’m confident in working on myself with her expertise!
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
My biggest regret is not finding her sooner! A genuine person who wants to help!
Written on Sep 24, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder
Nothing but good sessions with Cynthia. She helped me move forward and guided me during the most complicated phases in my healing journey. I couldn't be happier to have met her.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
i have only met w Cynthia twice (video chat) but i am very happy w her so far. she is very kind, knowledgeable and caring. she's 100% involved in helping me w my myriad issues!
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes