Cynthia Bloom, LGPC, CRC

cynthia-bloom-dupont-circle-psythotherapist

I love problems. People come to see me because of the results of those problems:  They feel stuck. They worry about the future. They can’t find work. They are angry, hurt, or let down by loved ones or life. I work with them to uncover the problems behind the problems to feel less stuck.

Why would anyone love problems? It’s the same reason people love to fix cars, write code, build decks, sell real estate, or bake. It’s my thing; it’s my calling.

I believe problems develop in threads connecting us to ourselves and the world around us. Problems can be multi-faced, multifaceted, and ever-changing pieces that converge in different ways at given points in time. The work I do helps people identify and deepen their knowledge and understanding of themselves, and to seek better and longer-lasting solutions.

I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds, and especially enjoy working with those in the middle stages of life. Unique problems can arise during this stage of personal development where the past and the future converge.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the District of Columbia practicing under the supervision of Charlotte Blutstein, LPC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Washington School of Psychiatry, Certificate, Foundations of Psychodynamic Therapy,  (expected completion June 2019)

Messiah College, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Counseling

The George Washington University, Master of Arts, Counseling

10 years post-graduate experience in employment counseling in private and agency settings, including:

  • Career Counseling, Counseling and Career Center of the Montgomery County Commission for Women
  • Disability and Employment Counseling, Operation Job Match of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society National Capital Chapter
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, The George Washington University Community Counseling Services Center