My name is Synthia Lawton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Virginia. I am a 2015 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where I obtained my Master in Social Work. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years and I have extensive experience providing quality services with adults, children and families on a wide range of areas including but not limited to adoption, attachment, depression, anxiety, stress, behavioral issues, communication, anger management and co-occurring disorders. My approach is eclectic as the saying says, one shoe does not fit all. I use Solution Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and will be training in December 2020 in EMDR therapy.
If you chose to work with me, please note that I will be there with you during your journey and welcome the opportunity of us working together. Also, please note that my schedule does not always accurately reflect my available hours. Please message me if you need a time that is not available on my schedule.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904012370
Synthia is amazing!
Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Synthia for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
She does an excellent job.
Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Synthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Synthia was very helpful and understood exactly what I am going through. I cant wait to continue my therapy with her!
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Synthia for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd