Hello! My name is Cymone (pronounced like Simone) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I identify as an Afro-Latina and use she/her/hers pronouns. My primary populations include women who identify as African American/Black experiencing periodic depression (in remission), childhood trauma (strained parental relationships, abandonment), and anxiety presenting in work/school-related concerns.
I also have experience with all genders, multi-ethnic/multi-racial populations, interpersonal concerns (relationship issues - family, friends, significant other), and body image concerns.
My belief is that each individual is not only dynamic but fully capable. Too often we can build walls where we see challenges due to past experiences. We may have even been conditioned, or conditioned ourselves, to live in fear of our own possibilities. I will assist you in developing the intrinsic skills and insight required for success. Allow me to assist you in the process of having a deeper understanding of yourself, your environment, and your relationships.
My focus with each client is to collaborate on the best care while also assisting to deepen their focus and understanding of themselves. I utilize a number of techniques that focus on reducing negative coping skills by increasing self-awareness. Some of those skills include thought reframing, mindfulness, understanding irrational thoughts, building better boundaries, and enhancing communication.
I wanted to be a therapist because I am curious as to why people do what they do (read: why they behave or think the way they do). I am a people person and enjoy gaining an understanding of who I am working with to develop more insight about what they are experiencing. Some personal attributes include personable, open, transparent, humorous, and real.
The clients that tend to want to work with me include (but not limited to) those who are experiencing life transitions (i.e. adulting, new relationships, or parenting for example), issues stemming from childhood, behaviors they have that are no longer serving them, fears, overwhelming anxiety or thoughts, and depression.My clients also tend to struggle with boundaries, self-esteem issues, body image/weight issues, lack of assertiveness or too much aggression, a fear a speaking up for themselves, or just plain feeling stuck.
Currently, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working at Reconnect Marriage and Family .
Legal name: Cymone N. Damon-David
Registration title: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
about Fees and Insurance
I am accepting the following insurance now:
Blue Shield of California
I will be able to accept the following insurance carriers in mid to late February (2023):
I will be able to accept these insurance carriers beginning in late Spring (2023):
Anthem Blue Cross California
If you would like to utilize your insurance, you can add yourself to my waiting list here.
Lastly, if you don't want to use your insurance, don't have insurance, or would like to begin soon, book a consultation with me here to schedule today!