Cynthia  Shaw
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Cynthia Shaw

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Accepting Online
Updated April 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self-esteem
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Loneliness

Professional statement

Dr. Cynthia Shaw is a Psychologist and offers virtual services for New York, and all PsyPact residents, including, but not limited to New Jersey, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Texas, and Maine. Dr. Shaw specializes in helping those who are feeling anxious and "stuck." Many of Dr. Shaw’s clients recently went through a major life transition, bringing them to therapy as they manage their emotions after the change. These transitions include beginning or ending college, moving to a new city, or changes in relationship status, and leave the individual struggling with feelings of loneliness, dread, or grief. Dr. Shaw helps those whose low self-esteem makes it hard for them to feel comfortable in social situations, or whose perfectionism leads to feelings of burnout.

Dr. Shaw’s approach to therapy draws from Existential and Philosophical perspectives, which means that she encourages clients to examine their mental health and life situations through large questions about life’s meaning and purpose. She also practices Experiential and Relational Processing therapy to help clients deepen their relationships with others. Clients learn skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness therapy practices, growing their self-awareness and shifting their attention towards what’s important for them. Dr. Shaw uses a person-centered, strengths-based style, letting the client lead the conversation and manage their healing journey. She provides supportive perspective and encouragement, building an environment of mutual trust and respect.

Dr. Shaw earned a PsyD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her goal is to help clients reach greater insight into their lives and to grow through this insight. She enjoys bringing humor, creativity, and humility into sessions so clients feel comfortable talking about what’s on their mind.


Specialties

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills




Clientele

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

Insurance

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: $280 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Dr. Shaw also offers 30min sessions at the rate of $220, in addition to sliding scale fees for students.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-7
  • Thu 7-5
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat NA
  • Sun NA

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 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-7
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-2
  • Sat NA
  • Sun NA

Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arkansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Delaware)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Idaho)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kentucky)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maine)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nebraska)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Oklahoma)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Tennessee)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (West Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Wyoming)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 7-7
  • Wed 7-6
  • Thu 7-4
  • Fri 7-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Authentically Living Psychological Services, PLLC, Owner, 2022 - Present
Resilience Psychological Services , Clinical Psychologist, 2020 - Present
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Adjunct Professor , 2022 - Present
Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard, PreDoctoral Intern, 2019 - 2020
Sankofa Psychological Services, Advanced Extern, 2018 - 2019
Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare Center, Therapy Extern, 2017 - 2018

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology , 2020
Wagner College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2015


Licensure

Illinois: 071.010599

New Jersey: 35SI00702400

New York: 025643

Alabama: 14381

Alaska: 14381

Arizona: 14381

Arkansas: 14381

Colorado: 14381

Connecticut: 14381

Delaware: 14381

Georgia: 14381

Idaho: 14381

Indiana: 14381

Kansas: 14381

Kentucky: 14381

Maine: 14381

Maryland: 14381

Michigan: 14381

Minnesota: 14381

Missouri: 14381

Nebraska: 14381

Nevada: 14381

New Hampshire: 14381

North Carolina: 14381

Ohio: 14381

Oklahoma: 14381

Pennsylvania: 14381

Tennessee: 14381

Texas: 14381

Utah: 14381

Virginia: 14381

Washington: 14381

West Virginia: 14381

Wisconsin: 14381

Wyoming: 14381


Languages

English