The first thing I do with every new person I work with is to listen to or read their story. After 26 years of clinical social work experience, I have learned the vast importance and value of people telling their stories. You are the expert on your life,and if you are seeking counseling, you want to change your future story. As you describe the changes you desire, we will also look at your strengths. Together, we can set goals to make those changes.Together we can work to meet your goals.
I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches to help those I serve. I am always client centered and solution focused. Frequently, a short term goal people set is to alleviate the discomfort that led you to seek counseling. I have experience and training in working with people who have experienced anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. My focus is on you, not the label. We will build on your strengths to build a new future.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 3793
IL LCSW 149.012778
Love working with Cynthia definitely a breath of fresh air compared to other therapists I've been to
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Cynthia is very easy to talk to and has been helpful in getting to the root of my issues.
Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Cynthia has been an absolutely incredible therapist. It's true that its difficult to find a therapist that works for you. Without that natural rapport, its next to impossible to get anything out of it. Well I've been with Cynthia for a while, and she has changed my entire outlook on therapy. She is kind, patient, she's a great listener, and she knows when to push me and when to just let me vent. She's helped me in so many ways, and I can't imagine ever finding a better therapist.
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Cynthia is an ideal counselor in so many ways. I cannot underscore how patient-centered all of our meetings are. She is a wonderful listener and truly takes to heart the experiences and view points of her patients. She offers realistic, encouraging suggestions. Finding a good therapist is difficult, but I suspect you won't have any trouble where Cynthia is concerned.
Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders
Cynthia is absolutely the best listener and has a great view of what good therapy looks like. She’s is awesome
Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd