About Lynette (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
In addition to my private practice, I have nearly 20 years of clinical experience, having worked in community re-integration programs in Stockton, CA and outpatient behavioral health settings in Seattle, WA. In July 2019, I wrapped up a 17-year career in community mental health. In this role, I was responsible for managing the daily operations of an outpatient program, serving about 300 older adult clients in the Seattle metro region. I provided direct clinical services, in addition to supervising and developing a team of clinicians and interns. Currently, in addition to my private practice, I also provide clinical supervision to graduate interns for a local group therapy practice.
Therapeutic Orientation and Approach
As a client-centered therapist, I recognize the client as the expert on his/her/their lives. I work with an integrative approach that draws from fluid, abstract frameworks such as psycho-dynamic and existential theory, as well as more concrete, evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy. I place a high value on providing treatment that is culturally sensitive/relevant. I often explore family of origin, trauma history, and attachment patterns. Also, to the extent possible, I consider a client's race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion/spiritual beliefs, and socioeconomic status in playing a significant role in shaping one's identity, attitudes, experiences, and outlook. I will explore what it means for clients, particularly when there are "intersections" of these aspects to one's identity and experiences.
Clients often appreciate that I bring compassion, thoughtfulness, humor, and resourcefulness into my work. I take the time to listen and I appreciate each client's unique experiences. As I learn about what is meaningful to each client, I am better able to my fine-tune my approach. Please review the Counseling tab to learn more about the types of issues and populations I support.
- B.S. in Psychology - Virginia Tech
M.A. in Psychology - University of the Pacific
Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LH 00009904, State of WA
Geriatric Mental Health Specialist credential, State of WA
Interests and Hobbies
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my dear family, catching up with friends, eating, cooking, baking, home projects, reading, enjoying the local arts scene, Scrabble, traveling, gardening, hiking, camping, and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.