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More about Me..

The Road that led me here

After studying acting in Seattle, WA, I moved to Los Angeles to attend an acting intensive program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with pursuing an acting career, I followed my interest in the intersection between acting, expressive arts, and psychology. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014. I became a registered Drama Therapy in 2016, and received my poetry therapy certification in 2023. 

I am a life-longer learner and love to delve deeply into subjects related to this human experience and how we humans can maintain our ability to create and make magic both out of the mundane and the chaos.  

When I am not meeting with clients, performing, facilitating/attending workshops, or volunteering on the national association of poetry therapy board, you might find me writing while catching glances at the California desert landscape where I live with my husband and our Dutch Lop rabbit Luna.

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Cynthia Holloway Kelvin PsyD, RDT   
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 I love working with creatives, creative healers, activists, artivists, and those who believe in the power of art and creativity in promoting evolution, both in themselves and their communities, small and large. I know the struggle, the barriers (often self-imposed), and the challenges of finding the time, energy, and resources it takes to devote to a creative pursuit, personal goal, or overall dream. 

My coaching style is generally described as inspiring, motivating, validating, and direct. I support those who want to get into a creative flow where the practice of creativity becomes a part of life in a way that is manageable, obtainable, and enjoyable. Each of the categories of coaching is just some of the ways in which we can work together. We can design sessions that will work best to support you in the way that is most effective for you. Sessions range in length from a 15-minute check-in to a full hour with an accountability plan.

Reach out to schedule a time to explore if we could be a good fit and what our work together could look like.

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"What an incredible experience I had in Cynthia's workshop. Cynthia is so warm, inviting, and enthusiastic, and I felt that she was really invested in my personal growth. I learned so many unique and creative strategies that have helped me find my path! "

M.B. -Workshop Participant 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin


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