Hello! My name is Lynn DiFatta and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland. I completed graduate school in 2004 but began working in mental health in 2000. I have experience in both long term and short term psychiatric inpatient care, emergency care, and private practice. I have extensive experience in Trauma Disorders (PTSD, CPTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Anxiety) and significant experience with depression, self injury, mood disorders, sexual/intimacy struggles, and relationships. Additionally, I have given seminars and educational lectures on trauma, including childhood, adult, and vicarious traumatization.
My interest and subsequent study in mental health was generated by my belief that all people have struggles and go through periods of life that are difficult. My belief that life can be difficult for all of us at times, drives my core beliefs of respect and resiliency. I know that seeking support can be frustrating and trying however I know that support and help works. I have come to realize that our world has become increasingly stressful and isolative making it even harder to take the first steps in finding support but it is worth the time and risk to get started.
I use a holistic person centered approach. I pull from various modalities including CBT, DBT, solution focused, and mindfulness therapy. I think whatever modality or approach someone uses there is no more important value in counseling than authenticity and genuine positive regard for the individual and the relationship.
I would describe myself as kind, open minded, and honest. I would also describe myself as a realist who appreciates the stresses of life. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship. We will work together to best understand you, understand your current situation, and we will work together establish goals. Change does not occur overnight but it does happen. I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 13391
WV LCSW-C DP00946061
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Truly an excellent therapist. A combination of psychological knowledge and life experience. Very empathetic.
Lynn is a wonderful therapist and has helped me immensely! To keep it short, I had been really struggling with anxiety and some unprocessed trauma that was making me miserable. Over the course of about 6 months, Lynn has helped me get back to feeling more like myself and feeling much more relaxed and positive (and has given me the tools to help me cope in a healthy way when things do get stressful). Lynn has been instrumental in my growth and is someone I look forward to meeting with for sessions. Highly recommend!!
Working with her has been a true pleasure. She helped me through a very dark time.
Shes sweet and shows concern. She doesn’t talk about anything you’re uncomfortable with and is very transparent with you. Wonderful therapist.
Lynn DiFatta is very warm and lets me know she hears me; Lynn asks the right questions to help me to realize on my own how or why I feel the way I do. I would highly recommend Lynn DiFatta as a Therapist she is very good at what she does.
Lynn is fantastic. She is very empathetic and understanding while providing the push necessary to make progress. Highly recommended!
Lynn takes a genuine interest in my progress and offers a myriad of options to suit my needs at my own pace. She has a deep knowledge of ways to help and asks questions that provoke answers I’ve never thought about.
Lynn is an amazing listener. I really enjoyed our sessions and her advice. I felt like I was talking to a friend in our sessions as we navigated my work issues. I would 100% recommend her as a therapist.
Best therapist I’ve had, very personable and professional. I always feel understood, heard, and better after a session .
I appreciate her caring and encouraging demeanor. She provides me with helpful suggestions every time.
I thought Lynn was very thoughtful, respectful always. She listened and also gave sound advice. I would recommend her to amyome and would certainly take my 2 most valueable people I know, my 2 sons, to her if they have issues that require counseling. She also knows how to dig and get you to confront your problems without coming off as a know it all, which some couselors I habe encountered in the past have done.
She is good people and I am glad I found her at a difficult time in my life.
Lynn is professional and empathic. Made me feel so comfortable and helped me a great deal. She truly made an impact in my life and I'm so grateful for her !
love Lynn so much!
I had been going through a rough time and had a hard time dealing with my past. Lynn helped me overcome those obstacles and gave me the tools I need to succeed in life and really love myself again. She helped me overcome the trauma I had been through and turn that energy into something good. I was able to really understand why I had done the things in my past and made me think more positively about myself. I wouldn't be where I am without Lynn and I could never thank her enough for changing my life.
Lynn has been simply wonderful to work with. She is clearly invested in my progress, challenges my viewpoints in healthy ways, and brings a wealth of knowledge to our conversations that really help in understanding some of the challenges I have been facing. Could not recommend her enough!