Caitlin "Caity" Lynch

Caitlin "Caity" Lynch (They/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MS, NCC

Supervisor: Kerri Anderson-Linde, LPC

You, your relationship, & your family deserve to thrive and be accepted as you are. Experience LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergence-affirming therapy!

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-512-0072

4130 SW 117th Avenue

#A124

Beaverton, 97005

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $130-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Christianity

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

If you found me, you're likely outside of "the norm." I enthusiastically affirm fat, disabled, gender and sexual minority, and Black, Indigenous, other People of Color in our therapy sessions. I work to create a space to explore trauma healing, understand emotional patterns in your romantic relationships, explore your sexual and gender identity, & support you with grief and loss, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, or depression. **Please note I'm unable to accept clients with Medicaid (OHP) at this time.**

My Approach to Helping

My therapy style is collaborative, integrating wisdom from your experiences and from counseling theories rooted in empowerment and equity. I consider your family influences and how systemic "isms" impact you, your relationship, and your family. I am a sex-positive therapist and welcome all relationships, whether you're seeking pre-marital therapy, are a poly, kink, BDSM, or LGBTQIA+ relationship. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy to help you get curious about how your attachment styles (the way you relate to significant people) impact your relationships. Together, we'll discover which relational patterns aren't working and strengthen the ones that are. With Narrative Therapy, I'll encourage you to consider your strengths and creativity here, now, in the past, and for your future as an individual, a relationship/couple or family. I also use Internal Family Systems to help you reconnect to your core, authentic self and parts you may have ignored or been afraid to look at.

Why I Became a Therapist

Therapy has been an important part of my healing work in both relationships and self-discovery. I've also encountered therapists who were unhelpful -- even harmful. I want to be a supportive, healing, decolonized space for individuals, families, and couples/relationships to explore uncomfortable, interesting, difficult, freeing, healing patterns and ideas. My healing journey includes formal therapy, body movement practices, meditation, spiritual exploration, relational boundary setting, self-education, and lots of trial and error. I expect many of my clients will come to therapy with a similarly rich, complex, and varied healing path. I welcome you to bring your whole selves to therapy sessions. I became a therapist so I could meet you where you are, bring your strengths to light, and send you on your way into this brave, beautiful, scary, strange, and transformative world.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling External link

    I use Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) based on the work of Dr. Susan Johnson. We'll work collaboratively to decide on common goals for your relationship, discern unhelpful relationship patterns, work to understand why those made sense and helped you previously, and how to move forward with empathy for each other, meeting individual needs, and creating sustainable, healthier relational habits.

  • Narrative  External link

    All of our lives are full of stories we live, stories we tell ourselves, and stories we take in from the families, cultures, and larger political and social systems we inhabit. A narrative approach helps you to make seen the unseen, to examine power dynamics in relationships, to honor historical experiences and bring a new lens to heal, bring hope, and create a new story for your future.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Overcoming anxiety and depression's hold on your life can happen by understanding how your brain works. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions, you'll learn about why your brain holds onto the negative or difficult past, and practice tools to help it let go and find more enjoyment in the present moment.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Aspergers External link

    If you're Autistic or questioning if you're on the spectrum, welcome. If you're entering into therapy as an individual or in couples/relationship therapy, you probably want someone who will listen to you, understand you, and treat you as the valuable, creative, and capable person you are. Unfortunately, many Autistic people feel the need to hide or "mask" traits that are not the norm (neurotypical), even in therapy! I provide a space that is accepting, mask-free, and neurodivergence-affirming.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I use Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) based on the work on Susan Johnson and Les Greenberg. We'll work collaboratively to decide on common goals for your relationship, discern unhelpful relationship patterns, work to understand why those made sense and helped you previously, and how to move forward with empathy for each other, meeting individual needs, and healthier relational habits.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a queer and genderqueer clinician, I bring personal and professional experience into my therapy work with the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. I offer WPATH gender-affirming care assessments and support letters as part of your care. If you're exploring parts of your identity: welcome! I know that path personally, and I am very happy to be with folks on that journey. If you want to talk about anything BUT your LGBTQ+ identity, I get that, too. Bring your whole self, and let me know your goals.

  • Codependency External link

    Many people grow up in situations where having needs and expressing them in a healthy way is a challenge. Sometimes families and romantic partners fall into unhealthy habits that they swore they would not repeat. I'll approach your healing from codependency with compassion for how it served you previously, and a hopeful lens for practical steps you can take to regain healthy relational boundaries.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and scary. I use somatic (body-based) and mindfulness exercises to help you maintain a present moment focus and learn how to navigate the world from a place of your existing strengths and new coping skills we can practice in session together.

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