Cynthia is an Oakland, CA native who completed her Bachelor's of Arts in Women's Studies from UC Berkeley, and later completed her graduate work at UC Berkeley to become a licensed clinical social worker. Cynthia's approach to therapy is holistic and human centered. She uses clinical therapy styles tailored to the experiences of each client according to how they self identify in terms of race, gender identity/expression, culture, immigration, socio-economic status, spirituality, and sexual orientation. She believes that our identities impact our experiences and the how stressors show up in our lives. Cynthia specializes in providing therapy for women from a variety of backgrounds using CBT (third wave), Mindfulness, and Psychotherapy.
Cynthia has extensive clinical training and has provided training at some of the largest mental health agencies in the Bay Area. The majority of her clinical experience is working with women of color from all walks of life spanning from ages 18-60 years old. As former adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco she has taught graduate level counseling and psychology courses in clinical assessment, problem solving, trauma through a multicultural perspectives, and intimate partner violence prevention and intervention. She is currently in the process of developing continuing education courses for up and coming therapists.