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, anxiety, stress, behavioral issues, communication, anger management and co-occurring disorders. I have over 5 years of working with children (age 5-18) on a variety of issues from adoption and attachment, behavioral and self-esteem. 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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #0904012370 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Synthia Lawton. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by N.I. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Synthia for 1 year and 1 month

Synthia has been kind, considerate, responsive and inquisitive. Her guidance and care are really helping my daughter through a difficult period.

Written by C.R. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Synthia for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Synthia is amazing!

Written by D.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Synthia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She does an excellent job.

Written by B.R. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Synthia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Synthia is great!!! Her guidance and advice have been a HUGE help to our marriage. She understands the dynamics of our relationship and has provided us with many tools to help us navigate the occasional problems we encounter. I cannot recommend her enough- 10 out of 10!!!

Written by L.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy with Synthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Happy with the service.

Written by S.O. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Synthia for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Synthia was very helpful and understood exactly what I am going through. I cant wait to continue my therapy with her!

Work with me!