Mary Lynn has been with Sol Community Counseling since May of 2011. She will complete her tenure in May of 2012, so she is no longer accepting new clients.
Starting therapy, or beginning to work with a new therapist, can be a big step – one that can be welcome and feel like a relief or one that can generate uncertainty, anxiety and even dread. I start where you are and strive to create a non-threatening, trusting, supportive connection so I can help you achieve what you seek from therapy.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we all possess wisdom, resilience and the capacity to change. But sometimes, our life experiences – lessons we’re taught, people we engage with, choices we make, events we survive – get in the way of our ability to feel connected, fulfilled or certain. My role as a therapist is to collaborate with clients to help them discover or reclaim their internal resources, unravel patterns of thoughts or behaviors that no longer serve them, and gain more of what they want.
By drawing from various short- and longer-term approaches and techniques, I have helped individuals and couples address a range of concerns related to depression, anxiety, personal identity, trauma, grief and loss, family conflict, difficulty transitioning into or out of relationships and school- and workplace-centered issues. In addition to my training and experience as a therapist, I have over 15 years experience in the corporate world which can inform my work.
Clients can expect that the focus of the first session will be on what is leading them to seek therapy at this time. As we talk I’ll be listening for areas that may be worth exploring and share my reactions with you so we can begin to get a sense of what your work may encompass. We’ll also talk about how you hope therapy will affect your life outside the therapy room.