Cynthia received her Medical Degree from Medical University of the Americas where she was clinically trained in hospitals within the United Kingdom, the Philippines, the West Indies and the United States. From Hertfordshire, England to Birmingham, Alabama, Cynthia provided essential care to patients with diverse cultural contexts and economic strata.
She developed an interest in translational research as a clinical observer at the Medical Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health. She was later hired as a Research Fellow for the Crystal Research Laboratory in the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. In this capacity, she co-authored cutting edge research articles published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Her research was presented at the Annual International Conference of the American Thoracic Society.
Her work with immigrant families and Afro-Caribbean youth with suicidal ideation, launched her career path on a new trajectory. Cynthia received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and a Primary Certificate in REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute. Her inquiring mind and clinical acumen serve her well in this domain as she utilizes an eclectic blend of modalities across disciplines, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy. As a clinician, Cynthia offers unconditional positive regard to create a safe space for clients to share their innermost thoughts and feelings. Cynthia believes that therapy, at its core, is the philosophy of perception. What a client thinks, will impact every corner of their being— here is where the work begins.
She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the New York Mental Health Counseling Association. Her favorite pastimes include cycling, horseback riding and endless days at the beach.