I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with over 13 years of experience providing counseling to individuals and families. I offer a nurturing and accepting space to begin or continue your journey of personal and relational growth. My extensive experience working with diverse populations within various community mental health systems makes me especially effective with those who are new to therapy and those who are hesitant or unsure about how to start. My gentle, supportive, and strength-based approach provides a safe space to for you to grow.
Mood disturbances (like depression), anxiety, trauma symptoms, and relational issues are my specialty. I work from a systems perspective and address problems with consideration of contextual and cultural factors. I believe strongly in the human capacity to use existing internal and external resources to improve one's quality of life. I am looking forward to working with you to clarify your therapy goals and develop a treatment plan unique to your needs and desired outcomes.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 49151
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have seen so much growth in myself since over a year ago when we first started our sessions. I would not be where I am now without Cynthia. I feel confident that she has made a huge impact on my life for the better
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Cynthia is wonderful!
Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes