Cynthia Herndon

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About Me

Hello and welcome! My name is Cynthia and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the State of Michigan for the last 20 years. My practice however, has been within the State of Florida throughout my 20 years as an LCSW. I have worked with an array of clients specific to unique populations and within rural/urban areas, hospitals, outpatient clinics and homeless outreach services. Unique experiences that I have gained working with specific populations include Veterans, caregivers, elder/geriatric/hospice care, and LGBTQ populations. I currently work in rural areas of the Florida Keys, providing mental health services and in treating mood disorders, addictions and many other complex issues. I am a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in treating substance use disorders and addictions and have been trained in other therapeutic modalities to include motivational interviewing and seeking safety. Some of presenting cases and diagnosis that I am most familiar with working and treating include mood disorders (depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders), post traumatic stress disorders, military sexual trauma and traumatic brain injury.

I also have extensive knowledge and experience with guardianship processes, advance directives and durable power of attorney questions and concerns.

My counseling style is warm, interactive and inclusive. I provide a lot of encouragement and motivation to participate and engage in therapeutic sessions as this allows the process to establish a trusting therapeutic rapport and level of communication necessary to understand, treat and provide the mental health support you are seeking and deserve. As our therapy process evolves, I will collaboratively work with you to create a treatment plan that best meets your unique and specific needs.

As your potential Therapist, I applaud your courage and tenacity to seek a fulfilling and happier life by recognizing and taking the first steps towards positive change. As you further journey towards the steps of making change, I am here to be of support and empower you along the way.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMSW #6801082834 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


Written by K.E. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve only had 2 sessions for so far, but I showed up to do the work and Cynthia is here for it! Very supportive and easy to talk to.

Written by L.Y. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Cynthia is amazing! She continues to make me feel comfortable and welcome when speaking with her. 10/10 recommendation.

Written by M.I. on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Thank you Cynthia for your experience, expertise and listening skills. If you need to talk with someone Cynthia Herndon can actually listen then provide knowledge and coping strategies to help. Thank you Cynthia.