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:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by D.E. on Jul 09, 2021 after counseling with Cynthia for 2 weeks

I truly believe it was meant to be that I was given Cynthia as my counselor. She and I are like minded and I feel that she has encouraged me in a way that made sense to me and encouraged me to step out and find joy in my journey through my difficulties.

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.