You struggle inside, even though people think you have it all together.
You feel like you're disappointing people no matter how hard you try.
You want to stop feeling scared or overwhelmed.
Is it possible you haven't felt like yourself since a loss or trauma?
Women need a therapist who understands the psychology of women. One who can offer you the safety of another woman who gets how much you expect of yourself. Let's figure out together what's not working and how to change it. Get beyond the sabotaging influence of the past and develop the self-confidence you need to get whatever you want.
I have been doing therapy as a licensed MFT since 1987. I specialize in depression, trauma/PTSD and the anxiety, phobias, or panic that result from trauma. I help increase self-confidence and resolve grief. I am fully trained in EMDR and find that it provides amazing transformation for people with trauma symptoms. About half of my clients identify as lesbian, bi-sexual or queer; a quarter women of color. Yes, I work with plenty of heterosexual and European-American women and some special men too.
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Now serving clients from out of my area through Skype
Cynthia is extremely bright and thoughtful. A careful listener, Cynthia shows an intent interest in and gentle caring for people that is felt by her clients. She is remarkably clear-sighted and wise."
Nina Ham, LCSW
Thank you so much for all the help you were to me. I have been doing well. I am happier and more adjusted than ever.
I highly recommend Cynthia Lubow, MFT as a therapist. She is very compassionate, smart and perceptive.
"I've told you all my deepest darkest secrets, even stuff I haven't told my husband, and you never judged me and always made me feel normal. I can't thank you enough for that, it's been an incredible gift."
If you're interested in a group, or you want to see another WomensPsychotherapy psychotherapist, my wonderful colleague, Pamela Kimmel, LMFT has openings for individual therapy, and is offering two groups:
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Exciting News! Goddess Shift won an award in the Independent Publishers Book Awardsand a National Best Books 2010 Award! This is a hardcover anthology of amazing women writing about the profound changes women are making in leadership. I wrote a chapter about "Transforming Depression into Empowerment." Take a look at who my co-authors are:
Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Suze Orman, Helen Mirren, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling, Jane Fonda, Sonia Gandhi, Whoopi Goldberg, Venus and Serena Williams, Elaine Pagels, Starhawk, Azar Nafisi, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Zsuzsanna Budapest, Judy Chicago, Riane Eisler, Eve Ensler, Renée Fleming, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Sue Monk Kidd, Aung San Suu Kyi, Barbara Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Madonna, Joan Marler, Olympia Dukakas....
These women write to inspire other women from political, spiritual, medical, business and personal points of view. Few women could read this book without feeling energized and uplifted.
Click on this link below to watch a video interview with Olympia Dukakas and another of the authors, Fran Green, talking about the book:
You can buy the book directly from me now. If you want to buy one, just go to the My Books page. The book's list price is $29.95, but you can get it from me for $14.95. Order your copy of this inspiring, gorgeous, hardcover book from me and I'll even sign it for you, if you request! All royalties will be donated to these nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of girls and young women around the world:
The Global Fund for Women
Promotes women’s economic security, health, education, and leadership
(Spanish for "To Empower")
Teaching simple wellness practices in communities affected by violence, poverty and trauma