When I was 10 years old, I would ask my younger brother to think of a problem and then come to my room so we could talk. I had a handwritten sign taped to my door that said “Lynn’s Office.” If he came to my “office” with a problem that didn’t seem realistic to me, I would ask him to leave and think of a better problem, so we could talk about it instead. He was my first client, not my last, and we still laugh about it.
I’ve always wanted to help people in some capacity. I’m grateful I’ve had the opportunity to observe and support the tremendous capacity we have to heal, transform and overcome the struggles that keep us from experiencing freedom, happiness and our connection to ourselves as well as others.
As my clients and I work together with mind, body and emotion, the sensory and cognitive experiences become integrated and we “get it” on a deeper level. As we explore the relationship between the body and the mind, we gain a felt sense of “knowing,” developing more trust in our intuitive abilities, an awareness of our thinking process and a closer connection to our body, our energy and our inner wisdom.
I believe that when we work deeply in this capacity and experience this integration, it changes our perspective, how we feel and how we behave. It’s not something we have to think to change; change happens during this process. We feel happier and experience greater peace in our lives. We feel freer and more liberated. This process changes us and helps us to be embodied and more present – more alive.
Since 1993, I have owned and operated my private practice. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor and have extensive experience as a bodyworker. I received my bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in counseling from Fairfield University. I have trained for years as a body worker, including attending two craniosacral programs, one with Upledger Institute and the other with the Franklyn Sills Biodynamic program.
I further developed my knowledge of the mind/body connection through studying attachment theory intensively at The Kutenai Institute of Integral Studies three-year program with Myrna Martin. I also attended the three-year Somatic Experiencing training and have assisted several trainings since then. I have presented on Somatic Experiencing topics to many organizations including National Counselor Association, Department of Families and Children Services, Adult Education, The Meadows Alumni, West Palm Beach Counselors Association, Behavioral Health and Lucida treatment centers as well as various other agencies in South Florida.
My leadership experience even extends to the field of higher education. I have taught and presented at Western Connecticut State University and Fairfield University.
In addition, for many years, I have studied mindfulness practices and eastern philosophy and I continue to teach these skills to clients and groups at Lucida Treatment Center where I am a consultant.
In order to give back to my community, I founded and developed the Health Care Council for the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce in order to help businesses and health care providers develop relationships, partner together, form creative alliances as well as benefit each other, their clients and the community.
What You Can Expect During Your First Session
During our first session, the goal is for you and me to get to know each other, discuss the issues you are struggling with and determine if my practice feels like a good fit. Even though our sessions are always 100 percent confidential, the question to ask yourself during the first session is: “Do I feel comfortable and safe sharing this information?”
We will talk about how the issues in your life impact you, how you feel, think and behave. Prior to the session, you can write down some thoughts, topics or questions you’d like to discuss. Together, during this first session, we will create the foundation for the work we will be doing in subsequent sessions.
How often should I schedule appointments?
Ultimately, the choice is yours. Based on our discussion during the first session, we can determine the frequency of scheduling appointments, which we can assess and change as needed at any time.
What should I do when I arrive for in-person appointments?
There are parking spaces in front of my office. Text or call me to let me know you’re here and I’ll open the door at the time of your appointment to greet you.
How do I attend a phone/Skype/Facetime session?
Please call or initiate the Skype session at the designated appointment time. My Skype address is lynn.carroll60. Please text or email me your Skype address prior to the session.
How long is an appointment?
One session is 50 minutes long. Please try to arrive on time so we have the full session.
How do I cancel an appointment?
You can text, email or call me if you need to cancel an appointment. Please notify me of any cancelations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment or you will be charged for the session unless it’s an emergency.
What are the appointment fees?
You can pay by cash, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal or check after the session for in person sessions. I do not take insurance, but I can provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
For a virtual session (phone/Skype/Facetime), you can send a check or pay via Paypal, Visa or Mastercard. If using Paypal, please send me your email and I will send you a Paypal request. For first time virtual clients only, I ask for payment prior to the appointment. Please send checks to the following address and make payable to:
80 NE 4TH AVENUE
DELRAY BEACH, FL 33483
Connect Your Body And Mind To Discover Your Inner Wisdom
If you are interested in learning more about how my therapy practice can help you, please call or email me with a time when you’re available to talk. I offer a free 15 to 30-minute consultation, during which we can talk about any questions and concerns you may have. I really look forward to speaking with you. Please click here to send an email or call me at 561-676-3393.