Cynthia Starling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clayton, NC


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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

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Couples/Relationship/Marital counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Group therapy
  • Mental health consultation/Evaluation
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)

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!