Cynthia Hovis is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 12 years of experience in counseling. She has worked with adults, youth and families in a variety of settings including schools, health advocacy and outreach and local community organizations. She has a master's degree in social work and is currently also an adjunct professor at a local university teaching psychology, sociology, humanities and cultural diversity. Cynthia feels that being a social worker is more than her career, it is the core of who she is and what she was meant to do. She loves her job with BJC EAP because it gives her the opportunity to meet new people and care for them during difficult times. "I'm honored to share in the experiences of people's lives, because their stories are their treasure and to share in that, even in a small way, is priceless," she says. Cynthia utilizes a strengths-based approach to solution-focused therapy and cognitive processing therapy. She describes her best therapeutic skills as "the ability to listen and be the reflective mirror that folks need to help them find their way to a healthy, balanced life." Cynthia is originally from rural West Virginia but now lives in St. Louis with her husband and children.