Cynthia Starling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clayton, NC


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Overall Rating - 23 Reviews

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About Cynthia Starling, MSW, LCSW

Cynthia has over eighteen years of experience providing clinical assessment and individual, family, and group counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families with ten years in private practice. She enjoys working with patients to empower them to make changes to improve their thinking patterns and management of emotions. Previously, Cynthia worked in child protective services as a social worker, supervisor, and clinical social worker working with intact families, children and families in the foster care system, foster/adoptive parents, and community agencies. She has specialized training in trauma/loss and grief through NC Child Protective Services Training, the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, and the Advanced Bereavement Facilitator Program. Cynthia is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Christian Counselors and enjoys providing Christian counseling with a biblical focus when requested.

Education & Certifications

– Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University
– Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill
– Completed Applied Control Theory Week One Intensive and Practicum I
– Certified in Trauma and Loss

Conditions Treated

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • OCD
  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Tricare NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • Medicare NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Bright Health NC

Don’t see your plan? Call us at 855-501-1004 to see if you are covered.

Insurance plans may vary by location and are subject to change.



October 22, 2021

Cynthia is awesome!


October 13, 2021

She always has MY best interest!!!


August 27, 2021

I would like to say Cynthia Starling has helped me tremendously with my problems and my issues. She has given me good advice and I feel like my anxiety has lessened.


August 6, 2021

Cynthia is an exceptional therapist.


July 15, 2021

The counselor is very helpful


July 14, 2021

Cynthia has always listened and has given me good advice to help better control my feelings.


June 16, 2021

Cynthia Starling is a great listener and I appreciate her very much.


May 31, 2021

Patient and understanding. Kind and compassionate


May 25, 2021

Cynthia Starling is very caring about my needs.


May 18, 2021

Cynthia Starling is an EXCELLENT therapist!


May 5, 2021

Too many wonderful moments to highlight only one! Thank you Cynthia for all you do!


April 29, 2021

Cynthia Starling is the best therapist ever. I would recommend her to anyone. She is a good listener and a big help to me.


April 8, 2021

Cynthia Starling is helping me tremendously, I am grateful!


March 2, 2021

I m grateful for every moment. Every time I go she delivers what I need for that particular ring even without me saying anything about it. I think she has what I need to get me to a place I need and should be.


February 25, 2021

Cynthia is a caring and wonderful listener who doesn t judge.


February 19, 2021

I really enjoy talking to Cynthia. I feel comfortable with the conversations and think she can truly help


January 25, 2021

Cynthia is great!


January 19, 2021

I feel comfortable talking to Cynthia. I m looking forward to working with her to hopefully feel better and happy


January 11, 2021

She is an awesome therapist!