Cynthia Tamayo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Qualified Supervisor for MFT and MHC. Cynthia is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has experience working with both children and adults of multicultural backgrounds.
Cynthia is the former Children & Families Program Coordinator at Cancer Support Community Greater Miami where she launched and alongside the program director ran the program for children with cancer and their families. She worked with individuals, couples and families affected by cancer to address issues that arise from coping with treatment and illness. During this experience, Cynthia had the opportunity to work with families during a time of crisis and high stress to learn stress management techniques, address issues in family dynamics, improve problem solving skills and manage feelings of grief or loss. Cynthia is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) which is a short-term therapeutic approach that focuses on how people’s thoughts affect their emotions and behaviors and teaches them skills to help manage and reduce stress. This approach can be extremely beneficial during the management of a chronic illness or crisis but also in day to day living. Additionally, while obtaining her Masters degree Cynthia completed a practicum at The League Against Cancer and later returned to assist on a pilot study about The Use of Complementary Medicine Among Cuban Cancer Patients in Miami at The League Against Cancer which was presented at the American Psycho-Oncology Society Conference 9th Annual Conference in 2012.
Cynthia has also worked with children ages 5-18 in home, school and foster care settings. Through these practices, she has been able to gain experience in addressing marital and parenting issues through working with couples, families and children with severe emotional disturbances. Cynthia also has extensive experience is facilitating professionally led support groups.
Cynthia received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Miami in 2005 and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Carlos Albizu University in 2009.
Cynthia believes that through an empathetic approach and actionable plans for her clients she can help them minimize their feelings of distress and increase feelings of gratitude, joy and hope.