Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker - 149.4699039
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 12063
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1167 Wilmette Avenue
Suite 207
Wilmette, Illinois 60091 - United States
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My approach to challenging emotional issues is open, explorational, mindful, warm and genuine. I use mindfulness based practices, family systems theory, brain based knowledge, positive psychology and even humor, when appropriate, in an integrative manner to help you increase your insight into your problems and make thoughtful choices on how you wish to bring about change. Mindfulness practices are often incorporated directly into my therapy sessions to help clients increase their ability to be open and present to whatever arises in the moment in order to improve their abilities to be less emotionally reactive and increase their capacity for self-compassion and reflection. Mindful psychotherapy helps to access that space between stimulus and response in order to increase our awareness that we have a choice in how we respond, both emotionally and behaviorally, to regain a sense of self-control. Ultimately we begin breaking free from habits that are no longer productive and open up to a life that is thoughtfully chosen.

Email or Call Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12063

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $125 per session. A sliding scale fee is available to a percentage of clients who are experiencing significant financial stress and do not have insurance resources. I have flexible office hours, including some evenings.

In my work I believe it is essential to establish a trusting, caring and empathic relationship. This is accomplished by allowing you to openly share your thoughts, feelings and life history in a safe, confidential and supportive environment knowing that you will feel fully heard and accepted. Research shows that one of the most important aspects of successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance - do client and therapist click? Your first session with me is paid only after you have made the decision that you are comfortable and want to continue to work collaboratively together.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with a variety of clients – young adults struggling with identity and life/career choices, parents adapting to their new life with infants and young children, adolescents and their parents having trouble communicating effectively, those in the middle stage of life facing the challenges of both raising children and aging parents, and grandparents who themselves are aging and want to be supportive to their families. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, chronic health issues, stress related illnesses, relationships and interpersonal struggles.



I have had experience in providing therapeutic services in the university setting, in a family-focused community counseling center, residential treatment for young adults and in the area of geriatrics. I have spoken to community groups on mindful parenting, the struggles of perfectionism, and effective communication skills for parents and children. Additionally, I have worked with parenting groups on a wide range of issues including the stress of academic and athletic endeavors, body image and appearance, social competition, puberty and adolescence, early dating relationships, developing family rules, sibling relationships, helping children deal with stress, substance experimentation and use, parent networking and multigenerational issues.



Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology

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