Cynthia Tatum


About Me

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 6 years of experience. I also have a MA from Pacific Lutheran Theological seminary. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse issues. I also helped those who have experienced sexual issues and physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked with residential and outpatient clients.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and therefore won't someone what they should do. My approach is primarily solution-focused. Together as a team we will create goals. Not everything works with everyone so it is important to state what you like and don't like in order to create a treatment plan to meet your needs. I also believe that we were put here to be of service to each other using the gifts that were given.

I want to congratulate you on taking the step to change in order to reach your goals of becoming happier and more free. I look forward to being able to support and empower you on this journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #115689 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Written by L.E. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks

Cynthia is super helpful and always checks in on me during the day to see how i’m doing and i really appreciate it! she’s super sweet and helping and when i talk to her i actually feel like she listens to me!

Written by A.N. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks

I’ve really enjoyed counseling with Cynthia Tatum. She’s positive, upbeat, and uses humor/smiles as a way to offer support. I really appreciate her counseling strategies and how comfortable she makes me feel during our counseling sessions. She checks in with me regularly and offers great support/resources for me to explore between sessions. She helps me get to the heart of my issues and what God wants for me in life. It’s challenging, but I don’t mind it because I know it’s good for me. I’d recommend her to anyone looking for an encouraging, upbeat, and challenging counseling environment.