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Welcome To Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates

Our goal is to help you become the best version of yourself. 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 office setting is homey, inviting, and welcoming, making it a safe place for you to work on becoming the best version of yourself. There is no need to suffer alone and everyone can benefit from therapy. 

Our staff is filled with kindness and positivity, and we try to pass this on to everyone we work with. Even if you tried therapy before, why not try it again? We promise to work with you collaboratively and help you reach your fullest potential in life. Everyone deserves to live a happy life.


All About Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver

Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver is licensed psychologist who has worked in the field for over 20 years. She graduated from Cornell University (with a Bachelors 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 and Associates, LLC. Dr. Edwards-Hawver provides weekly individual supervision to each clinician in addition to bi-weekly group supervision. She and her staff take trainings regularly to be up to date on the most recent psychological research and practice.

Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates was created to provide training to other clinicians, offer outstanding psychological services to the Northeast Pennsylvania region, and have a work environment where people enjoy coming to work everyday. She intends to keep her practice small and client focused in order to maintain an excellent work environment and deliver exceptional services to each client that comes through the door. 

Dr. Edwards-Hawver is a professional speaker and has presented to organizations such as P&G, Prudential, The Scranton Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Conference, Northeast Pennsylvania Lyme Disease organizations, as well as appearing on radio and television. She was featured in the Lifestyles section of the Scranton Times. Click here to view the article for her coaching services.

Dr. Edwards-Hawver specializes in eating disorders, coaching, hypnosis, EFT, parenting, empowering women, chronic illness (focus on Lyme Disease), trauma, infertility, and adoption. She has extensive training and experience working with families, children, adolescents, and couples. She is a certified Assertiveness Coach and loves motivating people to reach their highest potential. 

“You can't go back and change the beginning; but you can start where you are and change the ending" 

-C.S. Lewis

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. Edwards-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.

On a personal note, Dr. Edwards-Hawver has been married to her husband for 24 years (together for 29 years). She considers him to be her biggest champion and best friend. She has two amazing boys who were both adopted from birth: Thomas (9) and Lucas (7). After struggling with infertility for years, the gift of adoption allowed her to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom. Like most things in life, Dr. Edwards-Hawver took this experience and uses it to help others suffering from infertility or going through the roller-coaster ride of adoption. 

Dr. Edwards-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. Edwards-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 health care. In addition to Lyme disease, she also has several confections that are often common in Lyme Disease Patients: Mycoplasma, Babasia, and Epstein Bare. Please view her business Facebook page by clicking here to view her full journey with Lyme Disease. Just as Dr. Edwards-Hawver did in the past, she has taken this additional journey in her life to help others. 

In her free time, Dr. Edwards-Hawver enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and their new rescue puppy, Stella. She has a passion for travel and her sacred place is being near the water. Dr. Edwards-Hawver loves to learn and you will usually find her reading six books at one time, taking another training course, and creating her next business venture. She enjoys writing and is trying hard to find more time to finish her first book. She loves being a psychologist and views her work as part of her soul. She values growth and continually works at growing personally, professionally, and spiritually.

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