Foundational Counseling Services

Making the decision to seek help is a courageous effort.

Stress and work life balance can sometimes be difficult to manage.
Let help you with the next steps.

Offers Telehealth Appointments

Accepts Online Payments

Accepts Insurance

Accepting New Clients

Our Approach:

Culturally Competent, Spiritually Sensitive, and Trauma Informed Counseling Services

The Foundational Approach is providing a caring environment in which you can identify and explore those issues that may be getting in the way of a more rewarding home life, education and career that can lead to more fulfilling relationships. The Foundational Purpose is to empower you to develop insight and tools to help you move past painful experiences and disappointing aspects of life. Exploring core longings of Love, Security, Understanding, Purpose, Significance and Belonging for each individual. With extensive years of experience working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of areas such as but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Grief, PTSD, Adoption-related Attachment issues. Providing a safe non-judgmental environment for healing to occur.


Answer a few questions about yourself and the challenges you're currently facing.


Based on your needs, we'll match you with a qualified licensed professional counselor.


Begin the counseling process in any way that you want: either in person or virtual teletherapy

Dr. Cynthia E. Woods, LPCC-S

Clinical Director & CEO

Dr. Cynthia E. Woods is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor with supervising credentials (LPCC-S), issued by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.  She studied at Ashland Theological Seminary, where Dr. Cynthia obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and her Doctorate in Ministry specializing in Formational CounselingDr. Cynthia currently runs her own private practice in Beachwood, Ohio, Foundational Counseling Services, where she provides culturally and spiritually sensitive counseling and workshops specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma and grief recovery, and EMDR Therapy.  She also holds privileges at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic’s Employee Assistance Program. Additionally, Dr. Cynthia E. Woods has also authored books to assist married couples on developing coping skills to improve communication and resolve conflict.  Titled, Marriage: The Impact Of Using An Eight-Week Study On Communication And Conflict Resolution To Move Select Couples From Conflict To Forgiveness.

Dr. Cynthia’s goal is to help others in developing positive coping skills to improve emotional wellness and have a work life balance.  

Ashland University/Ashland Theological Seminary

Doctoral Degree in Formational Counseling

CSWMFT Board of Ohio

Master of Arts Degree / LPCC - S

In-Person & Group Therapy
Telehealth Services

Grief Counseling

Do you feel like you’re in a fog after the loss of a loved one? Does it feel like everything is out of place and it’s hard to move on? Working through grief, processing the painful feelings can be very difficult to navigate, and you find yourself isolated and alone. However, there is no need to travel the journey alone.

Pre-Marital & Marriage Counseling

Ten-week sessions on communication and conflict resolution to move couples from conflict to forgiveness. These sessions can be individual, group, or workshops. The focus is on how to move forward and practice forgiveness and unity in the marriage.


The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide. 


Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety and worry. can help you manage how you handle stress.

Trauma Recovery

Individuals are different in how they recover from the negative consequences of trauma.  For some, coping with trauma’s effects is a matter of time, patience, and self-care. Others may need more support from the helping profession.


Spirituality can be an important resource for patients to draw upon during recovery.  Belief in God has been associated with better treatment outcomes during intensive treatment, such as greater reductions in depressive symptoms and self-harm and improvement in psychological well-being.

Domestic Violence

Domestic and family violence is a crime. It’s when there is violent, abusive or bullying behavior or actions towards a partner or former partner to scare and control them. It can happen at home or outside the home. It causes fear and harm to the body, mind and spirit. Everyone, deserves relationships free from domestic violence. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen with confidential support. 

Anger Management

Anger is a feeling or emotion that ranges from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger becomes a problem when it is felt too intensely, is felt too frequently, or is expressed inappropriately. Feeling anger too intensely or frequently places extreme physical strain on the body.

Training & Supervision

Professional development
and careers

We offer professional development for corporate health and wellness. Including topics on Mental Health in the Workplace , Improving Employee Relations and Morale, and The Power of Positive Thinking. We welcome new Therapists as well as Practicum/Internship Students,
and will p
rovide supervision and training. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Recovery Therapy
Person Centered Therapy
Existential Therapy
Solution Focus Therapy
Integrated Therapy
EMDR Therapy

Monday to Friday

9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 3:00pm


(440) 343-8069 or email us at [email protected]

Visit Us

21625 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 250
Beachwood, OH 44122