Cynthia Tatum

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #115689 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

She is very responsive and provides valuable tools and options to help navigate difficult situations.

Written by S.A. on Jun 08, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and eating disorders

cynthia has been amazing so far! she’s already taught me so much and has helped me find ways to better cope and reframe my thoughts. i am excited to continue to work with her!

Written by E.D. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

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

Written by S.T. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by R.E. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

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.

Written by D.A. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 6 months on issues concerning grief

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.

Written by R.O. on May 14, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

We are getting to know each other still, but I love her responsiveness.

Written by E.S. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by K.A. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Just getting started with Cynthia bit so far she has been thought provoking and supportive. :)

Written by T.E. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Cynthia is great. I have had a number of therapists over the years and I really appreciate how engaged and supportive she is. I don’t just feel like I am getting over things, I feel like I am getting progressively closer to the life I want.

Written by P.A. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and grief

Cynthia has been great!

Written by D.E. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by A.M. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem

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!

Written by L.U. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by J.A. on Feb 27, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Cynthia is really great, thanks!

Written by K.R. on Feb 27, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cynthia is such a great listening, shes help me in more ways than one. Im forever grateful for her constant help.

Written by S.H. on Feb 26, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by S.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

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!!

Written by E.L. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Cynthia is a beautiful, loving and dedicated person. She shines bright in my darkness. I am very thankful to have her as my counselor.

Written by H.E. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

My counselor Cynthia has been very helpful she is knowledgeable and responds back quickly. Very professional I highly recommend her!

Written by M.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by R.H. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cynthia always makes me see that negative thinking isn’t good for me and helps me shape my thoughts in a positive direction.

Written by E.R. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by J.E. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by S.Y. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by C.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by B.R. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.I. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by B.R. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by W.E. on Nov 01, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cynthia is such an understanding easy to talk to person. She remembers details and is checking in on me.

Written by A.N. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Cynthia is very wise, responsive and supportive. I reference her advice daily. I really appreciate how she checks in and really seems to care.

Written by K.A. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

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

Written by R.U. on Aug 21, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by N.I. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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

Written by H.O. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very attentive & gives great advice.

Written by C.R. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and c

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.

Written by C.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written by J.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by A.R. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Very kind and knowledgeable.