Let Lynn Help You
Currently, Lynn has 23 years of clinical experience in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families. Some of Lynn’s past experiences include being in the military, being an intensive in-home therapist for children and families in Florida (4yrs) and Alabama (2yrs), worked in a managed care settings for mental health(1yr) in Alabama, provided outpatient and school-based therapy in Kentucky (7yrs), and continues to work in a Private Practice setting for the past 10 years. Along with working in Private Practice, Lynn also is a contract therapist for a local foster care agency (4 yrs) and also a contract therapist for a local Behavioral Health Agency (2 yrs)
It’s the variety of states, settings, and experiences that Lynn feels has shaped and continues to mold her into the therapist she is today.
Lynn’s approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral and she will challenge her clients to evaluate what they are doing, and help them assess how well this behavior is working for them. Lynn feels that it’s very important to help clients understand that the thoughts that you may have influence feelings and their behaviors. Changing the way a person thinks about the situation, will change their feelings and behaviors.
Lynn is currently working towards a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is an evidenced based treatment for ages 3-18 that have been impacted by trauma. Through TF-CBT, Lynn will address a variety of different emotions, symptoms, and behaviors that individuals experience after a traumatic event and help the child learn to identify and express their emotions. The child then learns how to communicate and cope with their feelings, learn relaxation techniques, then the child or adolescent then discusses or processes their memories of the traumatic event and their thoughts and feelings. Through TF-CBT, parents or caregivers also learn effective skills to cope with trauma-related emotional and behavioral problems, parenting skills, and improve their communication.
If your child has experienced any type of traumatic event including experiencing or witnessing any form of abuse, Lynn encourages you to fill out the TF-CBT treatment referral form listed in the paperwork section of the site.
Lynn is currently undergoing very specific requirements to complete in order to provide this treatment. At the minimum, a therapist must complete prerequisite training, a face-to-face training with a National TF-CBT Trainer, and receive monthly supervision from the National Trainer.