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About Me

Cymbria Hess is an Independent Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual and couple therapy.  She maintains a private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

With over 30 years experience as a clinician she is a graduate of The University of Dayton specializing in developmental psychology.  Her background in developmental psychology allows her to work with clients from many stages of life.  Clients include children, teens and adults.   Among her areas of expertise are: adolescent issues, parenting concerns, couple therapy and individual therapy for depression and anxiety for all ages across the lifespan.  She has completed additional training from the Couple's Insititute, a two year program in the Developmental Model of Couple's Therapy from Peter Pearson and Ellyn Bader Ph Ds.  Additionally she has completed Level 3 Training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  She utilizes both the Gottman Method and the Couple's Developmental Model for couples work.

Cymbria is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity, gentle humor and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.


B.S., Central Michigan University, Psychology, Sociology, minoring in Human Development., 1984

M.A., University of Dayton, Developmental Psychology, 1990


Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, Ohio held since 2004


Professional Activities and Memberships

Clinical Member American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, since 1997

Lifetime Member Cambridge Who's Who 2007-2008 Honors Edition of Executives & Professionals 

Trainer for the Ohio Association of Child Care Workers. 

Member Psi Chi, Psychology Honorary Society

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