I have a gentle approach to counseling and encourage a collaborative relationship to make your experience as comfortable and beneficial as possible. I use a blend of humanistic, existential, mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I have thirty years of experience working in all mental health environments, with all diagnoses and ages doing individual, marital, group and family counseling. In addition, to suggesting books to read and the use of paper and pencil exercises, I encourage my clients to draw on their creative abilities to pull them through tough times. My goal is to help you improve your self-talk, self-esteem, reduce anxiety and learn how to self-soothe with or without medication. My mottoes are "stay in the present it's the safest and most manageable place to be", "work your problems instead of letting them work you" and "focus on what you have control over to empower yourself".
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC000159
She allows me to feel what I’m feeling in the moment. Very patient and understanding.
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
So far my experiences with Cynthia have been great. She is a great listener, validates my concerns, and gives advice on how to deal with the issue at hand when it’s warranted. I never feel judged by her. Very respectful and professional, but still personable.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I felt encouraged and seen by Cynthia. I’m very grateful for her support.
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
10/10! She’s a very nice and thoughtful person that really does take the time to listen to you and try to understand what you’re going through/feeling. I highly recommend.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Cynthia helped me through an incredibly tough time and i cannot thank her enough. She is so thoughtful and always willing to give advice when prompted. She does not judge and has always been so open to hearing what i have to say. I would recommend her to anyone
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Cynthia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Provides me with many different ideas to help manage my anxiety
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties