Synthia Lawton


About Me

My name is Synthia Lawton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Virginia. I am a 2015 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where I obtained my Master in Social Work. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years and I have extensive experience providing quality services with adults, children and families on a wide range of areas including but not limited to adoption, attachment, depression, communication, anxiety, stress, behavioral issues, communication, anger management and co-occurring disorders. My approach is eclectic as the saying says, one shoe does not fit all. I use Solution Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and will be training in December 2020 in EMDR therapy.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Hoarding , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #0904012370 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Written by L.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Synthia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

She's so helpful. Synthia is truly a blessing as a counselor. She respects issues at hand, listens, and gives helpful food for thought. So grateful for her!!!

Written by G.A. on Dec 24, 2020 after counseling with Synthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Happy with the service.