Cynthia Garcia Lua Lua, LMFT

Cynthia Garcia Lua Lua, LMFT

Santa Monica Behavioral Health | 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 860, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Cynthia Lua, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist certificated in Expressive Arts Therapy. Cynthia received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from USC. Cynthia has extensive experience working with kids, teens, and adults in individual, group, school, community, and medical settings. As a Bilingual clinician, Cynthia has facilitated reflective parenting groups, coping skills groups as well as life transitions groups for parents and children. Cynthia works from a Person Centered and Strengths Based orientation; she is committed to helping people feel empowered, discover, and utilize their strengths, and understand the "why" in what they are experiencing. Cynthia’s specialty is Expressive Arts Therapy; an approach where various arts- movement, drawing, painting, music, writing, sound, and improvisation are used in a supportive setting to facilitate growth and healing. Through the Expressive Arts, Cynthia helps her patients discover outlets for their experiences and emotions when words are not accessible.





MFT, University of Southern California, 2016


Medical Services


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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