Cessel Boyd-Lewis


About Me

I am honored to provide Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Services with a Christ centered worldview, because it takes Faith to believe your life can be transformed! The basis of my counseling perspective is a spiritual one and is first mentioned in Leviticus 19:18 of the Bible; it tells us to “love thy neighbor as thy self”. This instruction is given seven more times (in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, Romans, Galatians, and James) in the Bible which gives some indication of importance. As a counselor, I am to consider all of my clients as I consider and care for myself. I am to help and not hurt those whom I counsel, as I would not intentionally harm myself. This scripture and premise also implies that as a counselor I must practice good self care so that I can effectively care for those that seek my services. I will assist my clients by utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Seeking Safety techniques to provide Person Centered services. It is my desire to improve an individual’s Biological, Psychological, Social and Spiritual functioning by partnering with them as they navigate life’s challenges.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #9324 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Written by T.I. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Cessel for 4 months

CJ has been such a blessing! She struck a great balance of faith based wisdom and clinical tools and tips. All of the practices she suggested were hugely helpful, and her voice and demeanor are super calm and relaxing. She was easy to open up to and asked thought provoking questions. She also made me laugh, which was wonderful at the end of a stressful week. I would definitely recommend her! I’ve achieved the goals we set out together thanks to CJ!

Written by J.A. on Oct 21, 2019 after counseling with Cessel for 3 weeks

I truly appreciate my sessions with CJ, she is a great listener!

Written by K.E. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Cessel for 2 weeks

Cessel has tremendously helped me even in the short time we have been speaking. So much clarity has been provided to me from Cessel which has been a huge help with my healing and so much understanding. I am really appreciating the time we speak and the help that Cessel has provided to me.

Written by N.I. on Apr 01, 2019 after counseling with Cessel for 2 months

Cessel Boyd-Lewis was an amazing resource at a time that I was in need. She has passion for helping people and believing in them! I cant thank her enough!

Written by K.R. on Jan 25, 2019 after counseling with Cessel for 6 months

CJ is a warm and geniune person. She has the kindest heart and gives the most sound and wise advice. She opened my eyes to new perspectives on things in my life. She helped through things I was struggling with from my past. I will always remember her encouragement and kind words.

Written by J.A. on Dec 24, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 2 weeks

I am very fortunate to be able to work with Cessel even if it was for a short while. Very easy to talk to and gave me some useful literature that helps in managing my anxiety. Really appreciate a very genuine person like her.

Written by B.L. on Oct 16, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 4 weeks

Just awesome!...very attentive and understanding, but most of all genuine. I definitely had a great experience working with her.

Written by N.A. on Jul 29, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 1 month

I am really grateful to have CJ as my counselor. Over the past month, she has help me tremendously and provided me with various tools to address my issues, all of which have been helpful and worked. I have grown and been able to address things that have bothered me for a very long time, I am in a much better place. She has been so kind, genuine, professional, welcoming, and understanding. She is very easy to open up to. Also love how she provides scripture and realistic approach. Grateful for her help and support!

Written by T.O. on Apr 19, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 2 weeks

She is very understanding and genuine and allows you to go deep without fear of shame. She is kind and direct and is committed to seeing you get better

Written by G.A. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 2 months

I have the feeling like I have a good friend, who I can tell all my problems and feeling to and felt as though I am in good hands with him. And I had the feeling that my prayers get heard.

Written by J.O. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 3 weeks

She is wonderful, compassionate and strong and can help you in your season of need. She helped me identify the real underlying issues with my habits and encouraged me forward with godly wisdom.

Written by B.R. on Mar 03, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 1 month

My counselor was so helpful in getting me past a really rough point in my life. She gave me some great tips, steps and biblical guidance to see me through.

Written by B.R. on Feb 19, 2018 after counseling with Cessel for 1 week

I’ve had nothing but great great experience with Cessel. She has her awesome way of making a person feel comfortable with talking to her. She also has such a warm and positive vibe and was very encouraging and welcoming in every session we have had. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Five stars!

Written by N.I. on Dec 18, 2017 after counseling with Cessel for 1 month

CJ did an amazing job listening and pointing me to the right scripture to help God pull me though the loss of a child.

Written by R.E. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Cessel for 1 week

Cessel is such a big encouragement to me. Not only that but she knows when to say the tough stuff in a way that isn’t offensive or too tough to handle. I really appreciate that I hear back from her within a few hours of sending a message and it’s nice to know that she cares and shares my faith. It’s been easy to open up to her.