Lynne Friedman-Gell, PhD
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 22107|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: $200-$250 per session
free $15 minute phone consultation for prospective clients
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My therapeutic approach includes a collaboration with the client as explore and identify the life clients' want to live and what interfers with achieving these goals. My specialties include working with individuals who suffer from dual-diagnosis issues-- mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and those who use drugs, alcohol, food or other sabotaging behaviors (e.g., self-harm) to mask emotional pain.
I have also developed a specialty working with individuals who've experienced developmental and relational trauma. These types of trauma inevitably limit ones capacity in the world for connection and healthy possibilities for relationship. Using our therapeutic alliance as a safe attachment base I help clients explore what interferes with their ability to expand their sense of self and aliveness in the world.
In my work, I focus on helping clients work through their emotional and relational difficulties; work through self-destructive and painful life experiences; and explore how the development of painful trajectories including substance abuse, eating disorders, traumatic childhood experiences, relationship and attachment difficulties, depression, anxiety, infertility, and marital issues.
Through self-awareness, insights, changes in thinking, and new action steps clients can find empowerment and the ability to feel in charge of their lives, and move towards emotional and emotional and spiritual recovery. I focus on helping clients achieve a deeper understanding of how their underlying dynamics effect relationships with self and others. I believe that along with dynamics we also need to learn to identify, express, and explore our cognitive processes and behaviors. With this work, often comes an integration of mind, body, and spirit leading towards a more joyful experience of life.
We often have intergenerational issues and until we can understand and break these cycles we find ourselves habitually or unconsciously repeating harmful behaviors and thought patterns. I help clients to understand how their dysfunctional or harmful behaviors - which were once effective solutions - become their own problems. At times this work can best be done individually, while at other times family or couples work may be the best strategy for multi-generational healing.
In addition, I believe that we need to re-integrate our body, mind, and spirit, which often calls for some degree of somatic and trauma based healing. Integrating mind and body helps recover from the traumas of daily life and/or trauma of abusive relationships either childhood or adolescent or adult trauma, especially as they are continuing to be acted and reenacted in the present moment. The present moment life experiences are where the healing begins.
Equally important, though, is the relationship in the therapeutic room between therapist and client. I believe in the importance of a collaborative and positively nurturing therapeutic alliance. I hope to provide a corrective emotional experience that allows for continual growth of the whole individual as a relational being.
Email or Call Lynne Friedman-Gell, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10168
More Info About My Practice
I provide statements for insurance companies, and will facilitate in the authorization process for PPO services.
My fee range is $175 to $250 -I also provide several sliding scale spaces for clients.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Home-Based Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
My specialties including with individuals with developmental trauma, relational trauma, and those who's styles of living are interfering with their ability to move forward in the world. I work with addiction - substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues particularly those who are experiencing difficult feelings and have found harmful ways to cope with these feelings or those whose life trauma and/or harmful ways have ended up with them not feeling at all. For example, masking pain or self-medicating with substance use and abuse, disordered eating, gambling, and isolation. I also specialize in working with clients who suffer from relational difficulties --either insecurity about connecting with others or reenactment of trauma suffered in relationships with others.
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