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Lynda Savage, LCPC, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues
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About me

“I will comfort you, I’ll take your part when darkness comes and pain is all around.”

Simon and Garfunkel’s lyric in “Bridge Over Troubled Water” describes tough times and the very present and healing support offered to provide comfort - the comfort necessary to overcome tough times.

Everyone has troubled water – troubled times where you need to find a safe place to “ease your mind;” a place where your voice will be heard, and your story valued. Reaching out to find this safe place and support can feel scary and vulnerable, but it can also lead to exciting growth, self-knowledge, and the power to create a better life.

I am committed to listening to my client’s stories without judgment or assumptions, and meeting them exactly where they are in their life journey. I listen carefully and actively, and provide thoughtful feedback so we can explore the concerns, and develop strategies together; strategies that are unique to the client and their life story, and that empower the client to make their own best choices for their life journey.

I have a master’s degree from University of Illinois-Springfield, and a Marriage and Family Therapy Endorsement from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. In addition, I completed the Clinical Education in Psychosocial Care program through Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. I have a keen interest in working with individuals and families as they negotiate major life changes such as family building, relationships, grief, and aging. I am motivated to help each client reach their own potential, and to create their best life.

My personal approach to therapy is to develop synergy with the client, a collaborative process that creates a safe, positive, and empowering environment for creating meaningful change. Through this, the client can safely explore, question, discuss, and learn without being judged.

Join me as we venture into your life’s journey and create the story you envision.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCPC 180000188

NV LMFT 0953


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lynda Savage. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Lynda has been a huge help to me over the last several months and I feel a tremendous amount of growth and positive change has occurred for me.

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Lynda is amazing. From the very first meeting she understood my struggles and was able to offer great coping strategies to help me move through my current situation. Her experience, professionalism shines through in each conversation.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 1 month on issues concerning anger management, and coaching

She’s the BEST!! So supportive and the best listener!!

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 9 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I’ve referred two friends to Lynda for their therapy needs. Lynda has helped me work through some big challenges in my life. Her professional expertise coupled with her heartfelt support has immensely helped me process and transition through trauma and pain. Thank you Lynda, you are amazing!!

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I have worked with Lynda for almost a year, and she has helped me really discover who I am and what my true values are. I found her right before my first holiday season as a new mom. She has helped me cope with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, marital issues, etc. I look forward to my conversations with Lynda every week. I value her opinion and her professionalism greatly. Lynda is the best!

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Lynda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Likely best therapist on BetterHelp

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Lynda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue