Cynthia SmithLCSW

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The mutual commitment to the process. Recognize that things may get worse, as you accept awareness of your obstacles and work to overcome them, before they get easier. When you feel like you want to reschedule or cancel, that is when you need to stay the course.



Aging related concerns

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic illness

Developmental disorders

General Expertise




Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Domestic violence

Family issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities


Compassion-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM)


CA, LCSW, 23654


Master's Degree in Social Work

Work History

We have all experienced times in our lives when we have felt blocked or stuck, overwhelmed with persistent sadness or anger, relentless worries about our past, present or future. You are here as you recognize you are at a place where you need to reach out for assistance. At all stages of life, my goal is to help you remove obstacles, reimagine your life, and strive to be your best self. We all need short and long term plans to live life intentionally. It often takes a third party to help us look at our individual circumstances objectively. We can all benefit from having someone on whom we can rely - at moment’s notice - to step in and provide guidance when the landscape of our lives changes. Though things may look different from what you had envisioned, you can still achieve the best version of yourself, at any age or life stage, with someone providing you or your loved ones with the appropriate direction. Committing to starting on a path to a healthier, safer, and more fulfilling lifestyle is just that – a commitment, a choice. Together, we will pave a better path forward.


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