Cynthia Kilgore Shaikh (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

My passion is helping clients learn how to manage anxiety, depression and life transitions. Witnessing people’s growth is a true privilege.

Licensed Resident in Counseling in RICHMOND, VA
Supervised by Lauren A. Anderson, LPC

  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

In all honesty, I do not know if there is an 'ideal client' since all clients bring their own unique backgrounds, experiences and hopes to the therapy "room ". During my career, I have been able to work with clients with a variety of mental health, addiction and adjustment issues and I have learned something from each of these clients . I see therapy as a "partnership " in which I am beside the client on his/her/their journey and helping the client to grow into the person they aspire to be.

My Background and Approach

I have extensive experience working with clients with mental health concerns, addiction and adjustment issues, dating back over 12 years . I have worked in community settings, inpatient settings and an university counseling center. Currently , I am being supervised by a supervisor as I near completion of the requirements for my license in the state of Virginia. I have training in working with clients with anxiety , depression and addiction issues. I employ the use of mindfulness techniques including breathwork, guided imagery, visualization and others to help clients learn how to manage their symptoms . Teaching clients how to look at their thinking patterns and how to make changes are part of my therapeutic work .

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My core values include treating others with kindness, respect and empathy. This is the way in which I live my life and defines my approach toward others. As a therapist, I have learned how many people lack a positive or affirming presence in their lives. I stive to be that presence in my role as a therapist. I have an abiding commitment to social justice and equity .

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthkeepers
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 60/session


8042930356 Email Cynthia
6807 Patterson Avenue
Suite A

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