1 in 20 women of reproductive age suffers from severe physical, cognitive, and mood symptoms due to extreme sensitivity to normal hormone fluctuations related to the menstrual cycle or pregnancy/childbirth that cause disruption in her daily life, work, and relationships. Many are misdiagnosed because of a lack of awareness in mainstream medical and mental health circles. Culturally as women, we are generally not taught to track our cycles and to honor what is happening within ourselves. It is time for a sea change.
Integrative therapy melds together a number of healing modalities in service of the client's needs. Cynthia uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients manage symptoms, and Somatic Experiencing to heal deeper trauma at the bodily level. She also utilizes a comprehensive lifestyle counseling approach to assess and help individuals make sustainable changes in their daily habits, such as sleep, diet, and exercise. Throughout all her work, Cynthia holds a feminist lens which keeps in mind cultural and systemic elements that impact an individual's experience.