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Cynthia Cunningham, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I have been a licensed marriage family therapist in California for over 25 years. I am what some people would call a "wounded healer", because I am have been sober 34 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.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 34049


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cynthia Cunningham. 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.

It was pleasure working with Cynthia. I highly recommend her. She helped to guide me in the right direction and understood my issue very well.

Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

I would recommend Cynthia Cunningham to lots of people. I think she has a unique niche for working with me as a first responder. Not sure how she developed this skill, cause I don't know her to have experience as a first responder. She is able to help me work on myself in a way I can not explain. Most therapists look tu react or make comments about my life experience that suggest my life is kind of crazy. But Cynthia Cunningham is able to hear me and understand my line of work dose make me more prone to trauma & instead of suggesting I leave the work place like several other therapists have she provides me a tool box of methods to work through the inevitable.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Cynthia is amazing!

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Cynthia has been the loveliest experience of a first therapist. It is exactly what I needed at this time in my life, and in just a couple months I'm already feeling changes in my mindset and in my life. I feel very seen and validated and feel like when I'm talking with Cynthia I can be completely honest about myself which is a beautiful thing. She has helped me acknowledge and move through pain I was too intimidated to face on my own. Yay!! Would definitely recommend to my close family members and to anyone.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cynthia is a wonderful person. As someone who is new to therapy she didn't make me feel like I was being picked and prodded as I thought it would be like. She helps me understand my emotions and what they mean and helps me think logically and critically for my own benefit. She helps me feel like a human being again.

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Cynthia is fantastic, she's a wonderful listener and provides great advice as well as helpful insights. I was very nervous to embark on this journey but couldn't be happier with matching with Cynthia and how I feel after just a couple short weeks.
Thank you, Cynthia.

Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties