Last edited 05/10/2022
Cynthia Christian LMHC
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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?
One of the most important components of the therapeutic relationship is the development of trust. A client needs to feel heard and understood and a therapist needs to validate their feelings and be non-judgmental. This fosters a space where a client can share what is on their mind and heart without fear of repercussions and provides the opportunity to process and work through what brought them to therapy.
In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?
I believe in being kind and seeing the goodness in others, in having compassion and empathy. Our humanity connects us through common experiences - we all have to navigate our teen years, leave home, perhaps get married and have children, take care of our aging parents, deal with grief and loss. My treatment philosophy focuses on identifying a client’s strengths, their support systems and resources, their interests and abilities. These strengths provide the foundation upon which strategies and skills can be built to improve a person’s sense of self and confidence to deal with whatever is going on in their life.
What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?
In the initial stages of therapy, a client will develop treatment goals on what they would like to change in their lives. The client will also envision what that will look like once it is achieved. Over time, we will reflect back together on those goals and talk about progress or shifts in feelings and perspectives and whether or not they feel they have met their goal.
Caregiver stress & support
Adoption & foster care
Artists' mental health
Child mental health
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Massachusetts, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 9263
Master of Arts in Expressive Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
I have worked in Community Mental Health with children, adolescents and adults. During my time there, I became interested in infant mental health and shifted my focus to preventative interventions. I transitioned into Early Intervention to work with the birth to 3 population, which involves strengthening the parent/child relationship through strategies designed to support attachment, attunement, communication, parenting and overall development. I also counseled parents going through a variety of challenges - from anxiety, depression, stress, postpartum depression, marital stress, health concerns, divorce, grief and loss.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cynthia Christian, LMHC
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Cynthia Christian, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Cynthia Christian accepting new clients?
Yes, Cynthia Christian is accepting new clients.
Does Cynthia Christian accept insurance?
Yes, Cynthia Christian accepts insurance, including All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
What types of therapy does Cynthia Christian offer?
Cynthia Christian offers therapy for individuals.
Does Cynthia Christian offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Massachusetts can book Cynthia Christian for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Cynthia Christian offer online therapy?
Yes, Cynthia Christian offers online therapy to people in Massachusetts.
How quickly can I see Cynthia Christian?
Cynthia Christian typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Cynthia Christian speak?
Cynthia Christian conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Cynthia Christian online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Cynthia Christian online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.
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