Hello…and thank you for taking that difficult first step by viewing my profile! My name is Lyn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. During my 23 years of clinical practice, I have worked with a variety of clients presenting with issues from depression and anxiety to childhood neglect/abuse, PTSD and grief. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my expertise is working with individuals who experience trauma in their lives. What is trauma? "Trauma is the psychological, emotional (and physical) response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing to the individual." Sometimes trauma is related to just one event, such as losing your house in a fire or the sudden loss of a loved one. Other times, trauma can cast a long shadow over our lives, such as childhood abuse or prolonged exposure to events out of our control.
My therapeutic approach stems from the core belief you are the expert of your own life and our time together is a partnership. My role as therapist is to guide, assist and occasionally challenge you in that healing process. My style is grounded in Client-Centered and Humanistic models though I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I am comfortable using many adjunctive therapies, as well.
Personally, I am a mother, grandmother, yoga enthusiast, hiker, friend, sister, retired Director and active therapist. I am honest, compassionate, progressive and disciplined. I am recently semi-retired though I love this work and that is how I found BetterHelp. My years of experience have shown me the relationship between therapist and client is the key to therapeutic success. If you don’t like your therapist, you won’t do the work. So, I am honored you might consider trusting me as a partner in your journey.
“Today I Chose Courage over Comfort” – Brene Brown
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Cancer, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 2872-125
Ms. Beyer is excellent, finding a therapist has been very difficult and I found her after not having a very good experience with my previous therapist but I started therapy with her and she does a great job, she understands my perspectives and does a great job and I couldn’t ask for a better therapist,
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn (Lyn) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Carolyn Beyer has been very helpful to me.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn (Lyn) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
This is probably my third review of Carolyn - that's saying something, as I never write reviews. She is the best therapist I've ever had, because I know she truly cares about my mental health. I'm not the easiest client to have, I'm sure, but she's never frustrated with me. Very understanding, extremely supportive and a true expert on HSP's, trauma and family dynamics. Can't thank her enough.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn (Lyn) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She’s the best.
Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn (Lyn) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
She listened and supported my concerns, empathized what I was going through at the time and reached out to me to follow up.
Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn (Lyn) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
From my current experience I am pleased with how Carolyn interacts with me. she is amazing.
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn (Lyn) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem