SCHEDULING: Try to schedule in my open slots but I try to schedule people based on your best times and dates, so when we are matching we will find your best time. I am not available before 10 am or after 6 pm but I am available on some Saturdays.
My name is Lynet Uttal, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist. When working together, my hope is that you will become more comfortable with yourself. Maybe you want to talk about a problem you are having right now (like a relationship that is making you feel bad) or you want to talk about something from your past that keeps hurting you.
We can also work on a decision you have to make or motivation to get moving on a project (like writing a book or losing weight/practicing a healthier lifestyle). Some people are looking for purpose or meaning in life--we can also work on that.
As a social worker, I also pay attention to the conditions of your life: Do you have enough money? Do you like where you live? Are you in the right job? In the right relationship? Do you need to change your career? Move to a different part of the country? Do you want help identifying and applying for support services? Are you struggling with cultural differences with the people in your life? Are you caring for an aging parent?
In addition to teaching you some techniques (like how to manage anxiety or depression), I will also work with you to understand the cause of the discomfort and ways to understand it. My style of doing therapy is to carefully listen to you and to ask questions so that both you and I can develop a deep understanding of what is bothering you and how you want to improve/change your life.
If you want, I can also provide some coaching for how you might change the way you do things or interact with people so that you are more comfortable with yourself and your lifestyle. We will do a lot of talking and find answers that work for you.
I have experience working with people with many different types of concerns and levels of experience with therapy. I enjoy helping people figure out what is going on in their lives and finding more peace with themselves. My work with each person is different because I tailor how we work to who you are and what you are grappling with.
I have experience helping people with changing jobs, getting fired, deciding to leave relationships, how to start relationships in a healthy way, parent-adult children relationships, learning how to present yourself calmly even when inside you feel like a tornado. I also like to facilitate thinking about regrets to turn them into stories you can live with instead of continue to be tortured by the ones you have.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LCSW 9374-123
Lynet is very professional. I appreciate that she is honest, listens and offers great advise. I find her to be very easy to talk to and non-judgemental.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Lynet for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Very honest and smart lady!
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Lynet for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues
Got right down to my problem with suggestions on how to perceive the issue from a different stand point. I felt better almost immediately!!
Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Lynet for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
She is so easy to talk to and is very supportive!
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Lynet for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Very helpful, easy to talk with. very understanding. Provides great support and suggestions for solving my problems.
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Lynet for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Brilliant, excellent ideas and takes. Opinions backed with empathy, integrity, honesty. 10/10
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Lynet for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd