Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates
“Because life is too short, not to be happy.”
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 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 18 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. Since this time, she has grown to having six clinicians.
Her staff really enjoy each other and all get along wonderfully. Her main goal for creating Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates was 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. This is one of the best things Dr. Edwards-Hawver feels she has created in her professional career. 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, 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.
Currently Dr. Edwards-Hawver is working on her first book and creating on-line coaching services to reach people who cannot come to her office in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Edwards-Hawver specializes in eating disorders, coaching, empowering women, chronic illness (focus on Lyme Disease), trauma, infertility, adoption, and hypnosis. 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. Dr. Edwards-Hawver has a passion for teaching and supervision. She works closely with all therapists on her staff by providing direct supervision and training.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
– Nido Qubein
Her therapeutic orientation is eclectic, with a focus on positive/motivational psychology. 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 20 years (together for 25 years). She considers him to be her biggest champion and best friend. She has two amazing boys who were both adopted from birth: Thomas (6) and Lucas (4). 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. Currently, Dr. Edwards-Hawver and her husband are working together to create a support network for white parents in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area raising children of a different race.
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 26 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. She now works individually with Lyme patients and offers a Lyme Disease Therapy Group at her office in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania (Insert Link to Lyme Disease Support Group) She is in the process of developing an on-line Lyme disease support group as well.
In her free time, Dr. Edwards-Hawver enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and her 16-year-old rescue dog, Sophie. She has a passion for travel and her sacred place is being near the water, especially the ocean. Dr. Edwards-Hawver loves to learn and you will usually find her reading six books at one time 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.