Cynthia Shaw, Therapist in Congers, New York — Zencare
Cynthia  Shaw
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Cynthia Shaw

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Congers Accepting In-person
Updated May 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Transformational Life Change
  • Core Energetics
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Cynthia Shaw (MA Counseling Psychology, LMHC, Core Energetics Practitioner) is eager to guide you through letting go of what is stuck in your life and into the fullness of who you authentically are. Cynthia had dedicated the last 33 years to helping others transform their lives. Her work is informed by multiple trainings. As a Core Energetics practitioner Cynthia brings in the body-mind-spirit connection. As a long time meditator and teacher of mindfulness, she helps you learn how to calm your nervous system and how to react to your life situations with more clarity and ease. As an artist, Cynthia can also work with you creatively and playfully.

Cynthia's clients are psychologically minded, self-aware and have a deep longing for...."more". They know that with the right help they can access the self-worth and self-love that will lead them to a truly generative, fulfilling life of love. They are creative, courageous and willing to take risks...even though they are scared.

Cynthia's approach is warm and relational. We are able to make changes in our lives when we feel safe, seen, and heard. Cynthia believes whole-heartedly in the therapy process. On a personal and professional level, she knows the depth of commitment it takes to be willing to be vulnerable and raw and to sometimes feel worse before feeling better. Cynthia has deep awe and gratitude for her clients who commit to this depth work. It is not easy but it is more fulfilling than words can describe because by doing this work you are giving yourself back to yourself. You are willing to excavate the hidden parts of yourself that hold you back and bring your full Self into the Light. You are a warrior!

Message to clients

Hello! I am so glad you have found your way here! I am excited to meet and to start this process with you. I am passionate about guiding you towards finding your deepest truths and to uncovering your innate courage that helps you to move past "stuck" and into "living large". I am here to help you access your own power and agency and into a profoundly healing experience that goes beyond the left brain "talk therapy experience". My integrative approach teaches you to access the wisdom of your body through physical grounding and full embodiment which leads you on the path to healing the things that bind you and towards freeing your creative self-expression and full life-force energy. It is deep, rich and exciting work.

You will come away from our work with renewed energy and greater success in creating the results you desire in life.


Transformational Life Change - Are you ready for deep change? Are you sick of the patterns in your life that keep you stuck and unhappy? To really have your best life you need to move beyond what keeps you stuck. This entails doing a deep dive into your past and the unhealthy patterns that were created there and are now showing up in your present life - like relationship issues, work issues, sadness, anxiety or depression that won't let go of you. This all takes courage and if you are reading this I know you have it!

Core Energetics - Core Energetics is a somatic therapy involving movement, breath, and mindfulness. We aim to bring awareness to how you unconsciously block your energy and recreate childhood defense patterns that affect your life. We don't just talk about the issues, we move the energy that has you stuck in certain painful patterns. This frees you up to explore your issues from a whole different perspective that adds depth to your "talk therapy".

Trauma - Trauma is a part of our lives whether we like it or not....from little t - trauma to big T - Trauma... we all deal with some, especially these days. Healing from trauma takes a full mind-body-spirit approach. I have many modalities that I bring into our work including Somatics and Movement, (working with where the trauma is stored in the body and helping you to release it), Mindfulness (teaching you to self-soothe and regulate your nervous system), and Expressive Arts Therapy.

Anxiety - We work on the root causes of your anxiety. I can give you somatic, cognitive and creative tools to that will help you to cope with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); and sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).

Depression - I would like to provide you with support and help you by promoting the healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life. We will explore the root causes and find tools together to lift you out of depression and help you to grow into the fullness of who you long to be.

Life transitions - The only thing we can truly count on in life is change! The process of working with me will help you to develop a greater ability to ride the waves of life which will include learning radical self-love and self-care.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Cynthia Shaw is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $260 (45min)
  • Initial session: $260 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $65 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I have a few spots for clients who need a sliding scale due to having no out-of-network insurance reimbursement. Call or email to ask me about this option and to see whether I have an opening.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1-9
  • Wed 9-4
  • Thu 11-6
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Congers practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1-9
  • Wed 9-4
  • Thu 11-6
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Self, Psychotherapist, 2001 - Present
Clarkstown Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 1995 - 2000
Greenwich House, Substance Abuse Counselor, 1993 - 1995
Eldred NY School District, Student Assistance Counselor, 1991 - 1993
Addictions Clinic, Addictions therapist, 1987 - 1991

Institute of Core Energetics, CCEP, 2020
The Emotional Institute, Certified Femme Dance Practitioner, 2016
Antioch New England Graduate School, MA - COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, 1989


New York: 374-1