Cynthia Starling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clayton, NC


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About Cynthia Starling, MSW, LCSW

Cynthia has over 18 years of experience providing clinical assessment and individual, family, and group counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families. She enjoys empowering patients to improve their thinking patterns and manage their emotions. Previously, Cynthia worked in child protective services as a clinical social worker with intact families, children and families in the foster care system, foster and adoptive parents, and community agencies. She has trauma, loss, and grief training through North Carolina CPS, the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, and the Advanced Bereavement Facilitator Program. Cynthia enjoys providing Christian counseling with a biblical focus when requested. 

Education & Certifications

Master of Social Work (MSW) East Carolina University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certified in Trauma and Loss
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior modification
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child abuse
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Conduct/Disruptive disorders
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • End of life issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Mental health consultation/Evaluation
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks/Disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Severe childhood emotional disturbance
  • Stress/Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Women's mental health

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems NC
  • EHN Multistate 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!!!


July 15, 2021

The counselor is very helpful


May 31, 2021

Patient and understanding. Kind and compassionate


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!


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 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!