Cynthia Peikoff, LCSW BCD

Cynthia Peikoff, LCSW BCD

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - 20875
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00332
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Office 1
4040 Barranca Parkway
Suite 280
Irvine, California 92604 - United States
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Are you depressed? Stressed at work? Upset over a failing relationship? Psychotherapy can help! It can help you achieve clarity, a renewed sense of hope, balance and purpose, in essence, become happier about you! During the initial consultation, we'll identify your most pressing concerns and decide which to work on right away. We'll talk about your relationships, or lack of them. And what you want and need from the important people in your life. Then, we'll look at choices you're making to see if they help or hurt you, at what causes you to act the way you do, at what can be changed and what cannot. I believe my greatest strength as a therapist is being able to see the big picture of your life from the details you provide me. If you can see your story with new eyes--compassionate,uncritical eyes--you can begin the process of changing the way you live your life. After the first session, at the very least, you will see your problems from a new perspective.I work with couples and individuals over the age of 20. with couples, the method used is called Emotionally Focused Therapy--emotionally focused?! yes! And it works!! Call to find out more--I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation. Please note that I do not accept any insurances, but will assist you in filing claims, however, I am a fee-for-service practitioner, meaning paid directly upon service provided. Sound confusing? Call me if you have questions or just e-mail directly. It will be my pleasure to help you!

Email or Call Cynthia Peikoff, LCSW BCD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00332

More Info About My Practice

My background: I graduated from Columbia University in 1982, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Psychology. Then received a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at Columbia in 1984. My work experience includes years of inpatient psych training in NYC and Southern California specializing in Dual Diagnosis (mental illness/substance abuse), eating disorders and Alzheimers/Dementia patients. I interned at the Marine Base El Toro working in the Navy's excellent alcohol/drug counseling center as well as the Family Violence Center. I was trained by the venerated William Glasser, MD, using his Reality/Choice Therapy Method, and over the last 7 years with Dr.Sue Johnson and Dr. Alison Lee in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Being a therapist is not only a job to me--it is a lifelong passion in learning how to alleviate human suffering and enable people to lead happy and meaningful lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) at the Advanced level of training. Internationally acclaimed EFT is the most scientifically researched and validated method of couples counseling to date. Its success rate reaches 75% of couples, no matter the degree of distress at the outset. That is why I continue to train and be supervised, so I can provide the highest level of care to my clients! Unlike older methods, EFT establishes a structured, safe, non-blaming atmosphere so clients feel understood and safe enough to talk about very troubling problems in their relationship. In the beginning, the goal is to calm things down through exploration of the vicious cycle most get stuck in--same fight, different day! Once things feel less upsetting, we talk about needs which have been most difficult to talk about openly. At the completion of EFT, couples feel safe, secure, intimate and much more resilient against future stresses to the relationship. Feel free to give me a call if you're ready to begin the journey.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy

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