Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center


Cynthia Onyeka

Title/s: Graduate Student Counselor



Cynthia Onyeka joined the Wellness Center in 2017 as a Graduate Student Counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in Plan II Honors and psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, Cynthia worked as a research assistant at the Center for Brain Health in Dallas, TX. Cynthia is currently enrolled in Loyola University Chicago's doctoral program in clinical psychology. Her research interests surround factors that promote resilience as related to people of color, psychosocial buffers toward community violence exposure in adolescents, and the relationship between social environmental stressors and mental well-being in marginalized communities. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys reading, performing improv comedy, and listening to podcasts.