My name is Lynette Maggs and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. I started my practice in a community mental health agency in the state of Florida gaining a wealth of knowledge and perspective of the scope of mental illness within our communities. This led me down the path to specialize in areas such as the welfare of children and families affected by trauma and its impact not only on the individual, the family but also the entire community. I have worked with families and individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, parenting difficulties, addiction, stress, loss, and the day to day hurdles each of us face in life.
I would describe my approach as empathetic, warm, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, as well as Client Focused therapy as the basis to my therapeutic approach to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their traumas, and feel empowered once they have met their goals.
I earned my Bachelor Degree through attending universities in the eastern U.S as my family traveled with my husband in his Coast Guard career. My Master Degree from Liberty University, Virginia in Mental Health Counseling. I have been practicing in the field for the past 20 years with a wealth of training and experiences prior to this time.
I believe humor is essential as we face our hurdles in life and this has been lent to me through the 34 years of marriage, a daughter and navigating this all through 20 years of military life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LMHC #MH7244 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Lynette has been the anchor that has been helping me deal with the serious issues I am confronted with. She definitely is very clear but kind with her explanations and suggestions. I greatly appreciate that
Lynette is great
Thank you Lynette! You listened intently, understood, researched, responded and helped me during a very turbulent period in my life. You covered off discussions on grief, anxiety, stress, parenthood, and marriage with ease and calm. You have been all I could have hoped for in a counsellor and you have the best laugh to boot!!!! With gratitude
Awesome counselor. Listens well and is an active participant in the sessions. Allows for an open flow in our sessions that helped me gain new and deeper insights into my thought processes. Would recommend her services.
Ahe is very attentive, understanding, and professional. She has helped me tremendously in a short period of time.
She listened to all of my complaints on my life and intends to give me suggestions.
Lynette is the counselor you’ve been looking for. She is like a friend, but one that asks you the really hard questions. She knows what the root of the problem is and she’s knows how to help you resolve it. Mental heath concerns are no walk in the park, but Lynette is the person you want holding your hand and the map.
Lynette has truly helped me with my mental health. From suffering from panic attacks every other day to now feeling more in control of myself, Lynette had my trust all through and it helped me work on myself. I've learned a few significant things through the way she listens and offers advice. I learned that healing is a process which is not time bound and is different from person to person and isn't a measure of their inner strength. I learned that I shouldn't be so hard on myself when Lynette tells me 'its still fresh so of course you're hurting'. She acknowledges my feelings and that is the best part about talking to her. She also does not give me any false hope and tells me how things which I greatly appreciate and puts my mind at ease. She knows what she's doing!
She’s like the best friend you always know you need but never ask for :)
She is a great counselor. Very knowledgeable. She also takes the time to find self help tasks to do between sessions that work for you. She is also caring and communicative.
I have only had one session so far with Lynette and it’s been great. She some how managed to pull a smile out of me. She has been super supportive and helpful. She also provided me with tools to help me in my situation. I’m really glad I gave her a chance and look forwarded to our future sessions.
Lynette has been like the little white angel that talks to me from my shoulder. She always helps me to stay positive, sort my thoughts and gets me motivated to self improve! I didn’t have that many sessions with her yet, but every time I go out with a better feelings and new ways to think about my situation. I love it!!
I have only been talking to Lynette for 2 weeks but she has been very responsive and listens to my concerns. She gives positive feedback and always points out the positive statements I make when we talk. I would recommend her to others.
I only spoke with Lynette Maggs for one session and I can say that she is a very kind, empathetic individual who I felt very comfortable speaking with. She offered a number of suggestions and I felt she was really making an effort to understand my perspective and where I was coming from. She has a wealth of experience under her belt and I'm glad she makes time for clients on this platform. Thank you, Lynette!