Caitlin Lynch

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

I'm a queer relationship and family therapist serving LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals and relationships, including access to gender-affirming healthcare for kids, teens, and their families, working with diverse families and couples, including adoptive and foster families, and childhood trauma.

Services

  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My therapy style is collaborative, integrating wisdom from my client’s experiences and from counseling theories rooted in empowerment and equity, considering family influences and political and social impacts on you, your relationship, and your family. I am a sex-positive therapist and welcome all relationships, including those seeking pre-marital (pre-commitment) therapy, polyamorous, and kink, and LGBTQIA+ relationships. I utilize somatic (body-based) and mindfulness interventions to help clients maintain a present moment focus in session. I find Narrative Therapy helps clients consider the way they think about their lives within a larger story, what characters they play, and to create a brighter past and present by considering their strengths and creativity here, now, in the past, and for their future as an individual, a relationship/couple, and as a family. I also use Internal Family Systems to help clients reconnect to their core, authentic selves.

My Background

I hold an M.S. in Counselor Education with a specialization in relationship (couples) and family therapy from Portland State University. I am a National Certified Counselor and a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with the state of Oregon. I am trained in helping individuals and families navigate access to gender-affirming healthcare, including writing referral letters to medical professionals. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children ages 3 - 18, and I have experience guiding children and families through the processing and healing of childhood traumatic experiences. I have trained in somatic (body-based) and mindfulness interventions for trauma healing in children, teens, and adults and continue to seek training for trauma processing and healing based on the work of Dr. Stephen Porges (Polyvagal Theory) and Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). As an LMFT intern, I am supervised by Kerri Anderson-Linde, LPC.

Contact

  • 503-383-1760
  • Website
  • 1219 SE Lafayette St, Suite 100
    Portland, OR 97202

At a Glance

  • Experience: 2 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Brooklyn
  • Rate: $100-100/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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