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Cynthia Peikoff, LCSW, BCD

Office: 4000 Barranca Parkway, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92604
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description:
To my clients past and present, and to all who are seeking help here today,
Please be advised that I offer sessions safely and securely via Zoom teleconferencing. It is incredibly easy to use Zoom. Personally, I find sessions to be relaxed, focused and productive using this app from the privacy of your own home, car, under your backyard tree, or wherever you feel most comfortable.

Are you depressed? Stressed at work? Upset over a failing relationship? Psychotherapy can help! It can help you achieve clarity, a renewed sense of hope, balance and purpose, in essence, become happier about you.

During the initial consultation, we'll identify your most pressing concerns and decide which to work on right away. We'll talk about your relationships, or lack of them. About what you want and need from the important people in your life. We'll examine the choices you're making to see if they help or hurt you; what causes you to make those choices, and whether you can change them or not.

After our first session, you will begin to see your life's story with new eyes, compassionate and uncritical eyes. And that softening begins the process of changing the way you live your life. I try to be compassionate and understanding so you won't feel judged; it is a serious responsibility to be trusted with your deepest concerns. Though I may make suggestions, ultimately, I believe you are the authority on your own life.

I enjoy working with businessmen and women, engineers, writers and academics. My background in both the corporate world and the arts helps me understand the particular challenges you face. I also enjoy working with perplexed parents and twenty-somethings, having been both a perplexed parent and a very perplexed at times twenty-something. In addition, many grown children are now taking care of aging parents, a complicated switch of roles which most all of us will experience if we're lucky enough to live a long life! Sometimes a listening ear from outside the family is a balm to the soul!

If you have any questions, feel free to write via e-mail or telephone my office. I will respond within 24 hours.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Alzheimer's Disease
Life Transitions
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Stress Management
Work Stress
Difficult Life Choices
Age Specialties: Adults
Treatment Approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Family Systems Therapy
Positive Psychology
Psychodynamic Therapy
Reality Therapy
Strength-Based Therapy
Trauma-Focused Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
Hispanic/Latino American
Latter-day Saints/Mormon
Middle Eastern
People with Disabilities
Education: BA, Columbia University, 1982

MSSW, Columbia University, 1984
License #: LCS20875
Licensed In: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work
Certified in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory
Certified Authentic Happiness Coaching
Advanced Training with Supervision in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Professional Affiliations:
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Calif. Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Founding Member of the Ayn Rand Institute
Writers Guild of America West Emeritus
William Glasser Institute
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Fee Schedule: My rate is $250/90 minute session. I accept all major credit cards, debit cards, checks or cash at the time of service. However, I will not be able to help with insurance billing.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Payment is expected at the time services are rendered. All major credit cards are accepted, as well as checks or cash. I do not work with any insurance companies, nor do I offer a Superbill or Medical Invoice which can be used to attain reimbursement from your insurance plan.
Office Hours: 11:30 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Cynthia Peikoff, LCSW, BCD, Therapist in Irvine
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
In Practice Since:  1998
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes
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