Hello! My name is Lynnette Montañez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 4 years of experience working as therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and sexual abuse, substance abuse, parenting problems, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder, with a special focus in adoption and foster care issues.
I am originally from Illinois and relocated to Florida in 2010. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from the Florida International University and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Barry University.
My approach to therapy is interactive and client centered. Building rapport with my clients and gaining a clear understanding of their needs is of utmost importance for me. Using a strengths-based approach, I guide clients in identifying their strengths and work together to develop a treatment plan that will reinforce positive thinking and accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist my clients in learning the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and reinforce reframing negative or dysfunctional thinking/beliefs towards a more constructive reasoning. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of guiding clients towards a more fulfilled life in which they are active and present participants.
Outside of my work as a therapist, I also work in private adoptions. I love to read books, cook and exercise during my free time.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Emptiness , Family Problems , Hearing Impaired , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW16856 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
I had no idea what to expect when entering into counseling, but Lynette has been absolutely wonderful. I keep telling my best friend that therapists are caller “professionals” for a reason, because Lynette can say something back to me in such a way that it just clicks, even if I’ve heard it a hundred times elsewhere. I can’t recommend her enough. She is encouraging and empathetic, but also gives they “professional” perspective that comes from someone who has studied how to understand intricate emotions.
She is just amazing!
Lynnette is a great counselor! She helping me realize my potential in life and it amazing
She’s the best!
Lynette was absolutely great! I was a little skeptical at first but she really did a great job letting me speak and listening to what I had to say without making me feel like I was being rushed or just another number. She understands my problems and offers support and tools to help with personal issues.
I have been working with Lynnette for a few weeks now. I felt comfortable sharing my thoughts right away, and I could sense that she was gauging me in how I express myself and get a feel for my personality over a few interactions so she could best communicate with me in a way that would make me comfortable. I appreciate that she does this, and is true to her bio where she says she uses "an interactive and client centered approach".
I only feel positive working forward with her!