Welcome to Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates!
We are a small private practice where each client is viewed as an individual and our therapeutic approach is not a "one-size fits all" model. Our goal is to help you become the best version of yourself and overcome any psychological issues that are getting in the way of your happiness. We understand the decision to start therapy can be a difficult and scary for many. Our goal is to make you feel safe, secure, supported, and respected. Our in-person office setting is homey, inviting, and welcoming. Dr. Hawver and her staff have years of experience in dealing with many psychological disorders. There is no need to suffer alone, and everyone can benefit from therapy. We also offer telehealth sessions to those residing in Pennsylvania who cannot attend in person or prefer to participate in therapy from the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Even if you tried therapy before without success, why not try it again? Consider experiencing the difference of high-quality therapy services offered at Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates.
All About Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver, Psy.D.
Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver is licensed psychologist who has worked in the field for over 25 years. She graduated from Cornell University (with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction) and completed her Doctoral Degree at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She went on to complete her APA (American Psychological Association) accredited internship at The Pennsylvania State University. After her internship she worked at The University of Scranton for five years before starting her private practice full time. In 2015, she expanded her practice and formed Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver Psy.D. and Associates, LLC. Dr. Hawver has extensive expertise in eating disorders, trauma, parenting, training/teaching/supervision, psychological assessment, self-care, body image, self-esteem, Lyme disease, hypnosis, infertility, adoption, EFT, family/couples work, and coaching for high-functioning professionals.
Dr. Hawver has appeared as a guest expert on WVIA/PBS television and Newswatch 16. She was featured in the Scranton Times as "The New Coach in Town," appeared on Word of Mom Radio and other local radio stations. Additionally, she has been a featured speaker for employees of Proctor and Gamble, Prudential, Lyme Disease organizations, and the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Hawver was a finalist for three Sage Awards through the Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
Her therapeutic orientation is eclectic, taking a psychodynamic perspective to understand the past and interactions with others, while using a strategic, motivational, and cognitive/behavioral approach to making changes to overcome the past and life your best life. Dr. Hawver strongly believes that therapy is not “a one-size fits all” model and tailors her therapy to meet the needs of the individual client she is working with.
Dr. Hawver was drawn to the field of psychology after having heart surgery at the age of 21. Her heart was damaged due to years of suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and later abusing laxatives. She was in recovery when she was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. After undergoing three heart surgeries and getting a second chance at life, she made the decision to become a psychologist so she could help others suffering from eating disorders. She has been fully recovered from her eating disorder for over 30 years.
Her most recent battle has come in the form of Lyme disease. Dr. Hawver most likely contracted Lyme disease in 2012 but was not diagnosed until 2014. She understands first-hand how frustrating it can be to find physicians who are knowledgeable in Lyme disease and the devastating physical and emotional toll Chronic Lyme Disease can have on your life. She is a strong advocate for people becoming the CEO of their own healthcare. In addition to Lyme disease, she also has several confections that are often common in Lyme Disease Patients: Mycoplasma, Babesiosis, and Epstein-Barr. Just as Dr. Hawver did in the past, she has taken this additional journey in her life to help others.
Dr. Hawver has been married for 24 years, has 2 adopted sons (ages 8 and 10), an adopted shelter doggie named Stella, and a bearded dragon (Buddy Bob Hawver). She loves being outdoors, traveling, being near water, yoga, hiking, decorating, spending time with friends, learning, going for massages, and embracing spirituality. Currently she is working on her first book on eating disorders and beginning a training program for other professionals wanting to work with eating disorders.