Cilicia Lawson is a licensed graduate counselor in the state of Maryland and a graduate of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School. She earned her Master of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in Student Affairs and Diversity from SUNY Binghamton in upstate NY after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the same institution. A passion for working with couples and families developed while serving as a leader in ministry at a local church as the prayer coordinator, sparking a desire to learn both faith-based and therapeutic ways to provide services to those seeking relational help. Her professional philosophy is that life can be a wonderful experience in which there are many happy moments, but life can also take unexpected turns, leaving us with more questions than we may have answers.
At times, people may even feel overwhelmed by all of the good things happening in their lives and need a little guidance navigating through the emotions they may be experiencing. When life is not so pleasant, it may seem daunting to deal with day-to-day decisions and the general tasks that an individual or a family may face, especially in today’s world. In light of all of the joys and challenges that may potentially leave people unsettled, she is here to offer you the non-judgmental, compassionate support and guidance you may need throughout the various seasons of life. Whether you face concerns about career development, anxiety, depression, or desire pre-marital, marriage, or family counseling, she will work with you to achieve your personal, professional, and/or relational goals.
Cilicia has multiple areas of interests including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, marriage and family issues, adolescent counseling, and Christian counseling, utilizing therapeutic approaches rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), structural family therapy (SFT), narrative therapy, experiential therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is eager to assist those who desire support and need someone in whom they can confide their deepest life situations as they work toward healing and wholeness.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons as they all adjust to the new transition of one son being in college and the other son navigating the ins and outs of high school in a pandemic. One self-care activity that she learned while quarantining is sculptured gel nail designs. This new outlet has given her an innovative and fun way to express her artistic creativity. In addition, she also enjoys dancing, smiling, and laughing often.