I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 6 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse issues. I also helped those who have experienced sexual issues and physical trauma or emotional abuse, and those in need of Christian-focused counseling. I have also worked with residential and outpatient clients.
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and therefore won't someone what they should do. My approach is primarily solution-focused. Together as a team we will create goals. Not everything works with everyone so it is important to state what you like and don't like in order to create a treatment plan to meet your needs.
I want to congratulate you on taking the step to change in order to reach your goals of becoming happier and more free. I look forward to being able to support and empower you on this journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LMFT 204548
CA LMFT 115689
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I’ve had a good experience with Cynthia Tatum. I’m probably an unusual patient but she has been great.
Dr. Tatum works very hard to have a good relationship with her patients, so they are able to trust in her expertise. Her dedication is DEEP, and I’ve never met a therapist willing to leave it all on the table as much as she does for me:) (in a very healthy way).
Cynthia is knowledgeable, kind, warm, and has very easy to follow tools for how to help oneself! She is wonderful!
Always surprised with her very sound advice! She is super smart, straight to the point and helps with her unique perspectives!
She is understanding and compassionate who truly helped me
She has helped me so much on my journey. Her guidance and motivation has made me see things different and be a happier healthier person.
I have been seeing Cynthia for over a year now and I have made significant progress with her approach. Cynthia is prompt and she is professional. She has really helped me get through some tough times and the tools I have gained while working with her have been life changing.
Cynthia is my rock.
Cynthia is the Best!!
Cynthia Tatum is great. She listens to me and understands what I am looking to accomplish. I couldn't ask for better therapy sessions than those that I have with her.
I highly recommend Cynthia Tatum. She offers a clinical and spiritual approach to therapy; which is very important to me. With her guidance and support, I have been able to successfully overcome the daily stressors of life, family, and work.
Cynthia will help you find your own way to the personalized tools and homework you need to do in order to get yourself into the right mindset. There is no cookie cutter solution that works for everyone and Cynthia knows that. Once the tools and homework are assigned, she will regularly check in to see if you are doing it and if it is working for you
Cynthia is wonderful. I would highly recommend her.
This woman is a God-sent. She is very wise an caring. I've seen therapist in my life over years of trying to find someone for me, and poof God sent her. She is very compassionate about her job an helping others. If you need a great female therapist she's the one!!!
My name is Doreen Paular. I have scheduled a meeting with you next Tuesday I believe this is the 24th but I was wondering if you have anything sooner
Cynthia is a professional. She has helped me with my journey of anxiety in different areas of my life including personal goals and relationships. She has taught me strategies that now come to me naturally and I can use in just about any difficult or uncomfortable situation I may come across. She is a great listener and understands your needs.
Cynthia has been great to work with. She reaches out to see how I’m feeling and is always to quick to respond to my messages. She has given great advice and tools that I’ve been able to apply and have seen positive results.
Love my touch bases with Cynthia! She's a great, understanding, and genuine cheerleader that gives me to tools I need to grow in this stage of my life.
Cynthia is awesome. She does not waste time or mess around. She gets straight to what is truly going on and helps me work through it in ways that are practical and actionable, but that require serious reflection and contemplation. It's really refreshing and I have already made major progress toward my goals after just a few sessions. I didn't even know what my goals were before I started! I'm really grateful for Cynthia and the Betterhelp platform.
Excellent listener, gives me homework and holds me accountable. This is what I need.
Cynthia is a awesome Therapist .
She is great listener. She makes me believe in the power I already have to take charge of meeting all my goals.
She is very easy to talk to. She is a awesome person.
If you are looking for change and see results therapist Cynthia is your therapist. Be prepared to put in work!
Cynthia has been a guiding light in my life in just the first two sessions. She has helped me reframe the negative self talk and unhealthy habits I have into more positive and constructive ones. She listens but also has a lot of great feedback. And I appreciate the homework assignments and check ins because they are a good reminder of the goals I have set for myself in our therapy sessions.
Although just beginning on this journey, Cynthia has been a great asset to the beginning of my healing journey. She actively listens, communicates effectively, and has a clear understanding of what is needed to help me in my journey
She’s the most amazing person in the world. I am so grateful for her.
It's nice to talk with her. I feel comfortable sharing with her
Cynthia is an amazing therapist! I am extremely thankful for her incredibly attentive listening, insightful and highly-effective approach. I was pleasantly surprised that I felt such a deep sense of relief after just my first session! I came away from our sessions with a great deal of confidence in myself that I could take the tools and approaches she gave me and apply them consistently and effectively. Thank you so much Cynthia!
Cynthia is truly kind, supportive, and understanding. She helps you make your life better and that is profoundly valuable.
Cynthia was always reaching out & checking on me. She was understanding & guided me to problem resolution.
This was my first experience with therapy and it exceeded all of my expectations. Cynthia is incredibly warm, kind, and caring. She actively listens and follows up throughout the week. I felt respected and prioritized.
After a few months of therapy, I am experiencing a freedom I had not known. I attribute this in large part to Cynthia’s help setting tangible goals, her clear advice, and her celebration of small and big steps forward. She cares a lot about her clients and is eager to continue learning in order to help as best as she can (e.g., she’s taking classes to learn more tools). I am very thankful for her help and am confident that I have the tools to move forward.
Cynthia is incredible! She's quick to respond and I always feel like she's looking out for me. She's easy to connect with, gives you her attention 100% and she always encourages me to be a better version of myself. She gives great homework that allows me to work through some of my problems and then we get to connect about how my progress is going. She's awesome!
cynthia is amazing! she’s helped me through so much and has helped create coping skills that work for me. so grateful for her!!
She responds fast and helps me see things from a different point of view
Really easy to connect with. She gives 100% in what she does. You can tell that she cares about your health and wants you to get better.
Cynthia has been so incredibly helpful. She listens, gives great advice, helps me stay on track with frequent check-ins and is all around awesome. Very grateful for her help.
Her messages always come at the right time and when I go silent she messages to check on me.
I truly wish that everyone's Better Help counselor is as amazing and helpful as Cynthia is to me. She listens to me, acknowledges what I am going through and helps me better understand myself so that I can progress and accomplish all my goals. She checks in on my multiple times a week and because of that, I know she cares about me. I'm so happy I matched with Cynthia because ever since she became my counselor, I've been trying harder and harder to become the best version of myself and it's all thanks to her.
Cynthia's advice is spot on, She listens and has great suggestions.
She is very responsive and provides valuable tools and options to help navigate difficult situations.
Cynthia has been wonderful I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for help with any issue she is a great listener and offers great advice
Cynthia has changed my perspective and finally getting the results and resolve I have been seeking. I am forever grateful for her contributions and insights.
In the short time I have been working with Cynthia, she has helped me tremendously look at my patterns of thinking and what I can and can’t control.
We began weekly counseling sessions a few month ago. We have established a wonderful connection.
I look forward too our meetings. They are productive and she has given me the support I need to cope with this difficult transition.
Cynthia is fantastic! I'm grateful for her humor, analogies, and wisdom during video sessions. She's prompt with text replies and checks in on me consistently. She's super practical and gave me the tools to reframe my anxious thoughts around work, family, and future. I can't recommend her highly enough as a counselor. Shaking my pom poms!
Just getting started with Cynthia bit so far she has been thought provoking and supportive. :)
Cynthia has been great!
Cynthia has been an amazing asset to me. She understood where I needed her guidance, even when I was unable to see it for myself. I love her ability to focus me in on problem areas and help me find ways to solve my issues. I would recommend her hands down to anyone needing guidance!
My experience with Cynthia Tatum has been basically entirely positive. When I joined Better Help, I knew what my issues were, but could not work past them on my own. After less than a week of working with Cynthia, she had given me the exact techniques I needed to overcome my anger. She has emotions and counseling down to a science. I also appreciate that she always responds to my messages in a timely manner. Thanks Cynthia!
This is the most convenient counseling that I have had the please of receiving. The counselor Cynthia Tatum is great, and she responds in a timely matter and provides very helpful feedback.
Cynthia is really great, thanks!
Cynthia is such a great listening, shes help me in more ways than one. Im forever grateful for her constant help.
I’m very thankful for Cynthia and the wisdom she has shared with me. She was so helpful for me in forming a consistent self-care routine, dealing with past trauma, and working on continuing my education. She is very understanding and positive!
Cynthia is fantastic and ver knowledgeable. Has great techniques and advice. Love the metaphors and analogies. They really help me understand. I’ve only had one session but I learned so much. Highly recommend. She blew my expectations, of this app, out of the water!!
Cynthia is a beautiful, loving and dedicated person. She shines bright in my darkness. I am very thankful to have her as my counselor.
My counselor Cynthia has been very helpful she is knowledgeable and responds back quickly. Very professional I highly recommend her!
Cynthia is considerate, thoughtful, personable but also maintains professionalism. She has a great ability to speak to people where they are, with their language and is also fantastic at introducing her own. By far the best counselor I have had the opportunity to work with, and her help has been invaluable to me.
Cynthia always makes me see that negative thinking isn’t good for me and helps me shape my thoughts in a positive direction.
I am so happy I got paired with Cynthia. I have been set up with a variety of different counselors and none of them seemed quite right. Cynthia is very open minded and able to be objective and genuine which is something I value.
Aside from the scheduled sessions, she does check in and chat with you occasionally. During the session, she gave me some homework which has been very helpful. It allows me to stay focused on myself without being stuck in my head. I highly highly recommend Cynthia.
Like talking to a friend, I have gained confidence, and was able to have a tough conversation that took years to have, thanks to her encouragement and advice. I thoroughly recommend Cynthia.
Cynthia is a great listener and really understands my concerns. She doesn't judge, and she asks lots of questions that lead to my own discovery of ways to help myself. I feel like I have new tools to use for my mental health from her style of counseling, and I really appreciate it.
Cynthia provided great support to me as I sought counseling to deal with an eating disorder, depression, insomnia and relationship concerns. She is warm and caring and consistently checks in on you to make sure you are doing OK and progressing toward your goals.
Cynthia offers a kind, patient, non judgmental approach to helping. She is an incredible listener able to sort through the details and minutia of conflict to arrive at the ultimate issue all while validating my feelings and thoughts. Cynthia offered practical skills for me to use in my relationships and checked in on me frequently. Cynthia is a counselor who truly cares and it’s obvious it comes from the center of who she is as a person. I am grateful to have engaged with her.
Cynthia is an incredible therapist. She has helped me so much on my journey through processing my past trauma and building a better foundation for self-love and self-care. She has been there for me every step of the way and always checks on me throughout the week to make sure I’m okay. It has been so amazing to have a therapist like Cynthia especially during quarantine when it’s so easy to feel alone.
Cynthia is an amazing counselor. She is very responsive and checks on me when I do not reply in a timely manner. Even after not having connected over the past two months, she responded to me same day last Friday when I really needed her. I am grateful and thankful for her.
Cynthia is such an understanding easy to talk to person. She remembers details and is checking in on me.
Cynthia is very wise, responsive and supportive. I reference her advice daily. I really appreciate how she checks in and really seems to care.
Cynthia is so easy to talk to which is what I need right now-to talk. She responds to my texts and checks in all the time which is so appreciated. It is great to know that she is there even when I don’t initiate the text first.
Cynthia is great and very easy to talk to. She has a lot of ways to figure out solutions to things I am troubled with
I feel like Cynthia understands me because she communicates with me that I personally need. I feel heard and I genuinely feel like the advice she gives me is realistic and applicable to my life. It’s been about 3 weeks but I’m already doing some self-reflecting and switching the things up in life to better me!
I love her approach to things and how she checks in on me when I don't reply! I truly feel like someone is listening and cares
Very attentive & gives great advice.
Cynthia is such a non-judgemental and kind person. I have been struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and healing/dealing with my past. Cynthia has been so helpful on how to find a solution, giving me stuff to reflect on, and overall giving me the advice or words I needed to hear this whole time. She implements from our own beliefs (if you feel like it can help) and also different ways to cope with certain aspects within your life. She will immediately contact you and replies easily sooner than you think. She tells you like it is in a kind-personal manner as if you were talking to a friend, it's such an open space.
I am so grateful that I found Cynthia! She is caring, non-judgmental, smart. She listens and offers strategies to move through challenges. Strong accountability partner too.
Cynthia has been absolutely amazing to me. I feel nothing but love for her and I am so grateful to have her as my therapist. I struggle with my pride towards receiving help and I am beginning to learn more about my mental health, and Cynthia has been nothing but kind, generous, loving, and supportive to me in my process. She has provided great information and coping skills for me. I am very confident of her and her work in my life as it continues.
Very kind and knowledgeable.