Lynn Hoyland

MA, LMFT Teen, Family and Couples Counselor

Lynn Hoyland

MA, LMFT Teen, Family and Couples Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 0346 AZ
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: 165.00hour
15 min free consultation
Will provide billing receipt for your insurance reimbursement
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


11811 North Tatum Blvd
Suite 4040
Phoenix, Arizona 85028

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My Approach to Helping

My philosophy in working with people is first and foremost, respect. I believe that everyone does the best that they can, with what they know at the time.
So, if you come to me for help, I will respect where you are in your journey and where you want to go. My belief goes something like this: "I did what I knew to do, and when I knew how to do it better...I did it better".
I will work with you to identify and achieve your personal goals, and at the same time validate the struggle you have experienced. A wise woman said to me once "don't deny someone the dignity of suffering". And, I understood. Sometimes it is the most painful experiences that move us toward realizations and changes we might never have had.
It is my responsibility to give you quality therapy, unconditional positive regard, and assist you in achieving your personal goals.
If I am working with you in counseling, I use a combination of Family Systems Therapy, Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology. I will explore your family of origin relationships and experiences. The value of using the family systems model in therapy is that it raises awareness around how the dynamics in your own family of origin may have influenced your beliefs, perceptions, and values that you hold today. This awareness can go a long way in changing unproductive behavior patterns and interpersonal conflicts you might be experiencing.
If I am working with your teen in counseling, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, but I've developed some unique ways of teaching these to kids. Oftentimes I will ask the teen to decorate a box, and bring this to the therapy sessions. This will be their "toolbox", which will contain a number of different strategies for managing their thoughts and feelings.
If you are struggling with an addiction, I do support the 12 Step philosophy of recovery, but at the same time I understand that this does not work for everyone. I have many years of experience in substance abuse and addictions, along with training from Terrence Gorski in the area of Relapse Prevention.
I have advanced training in couples therapy from Ellen Bader Phd and Peter Pearson Phd, and use a developmental approach when working with couples in counseling.
On a personal level,I believe in balance and "right living". In my own recovery (30 years), I've learned the importance of "focus on the solution, not the problem", "a day at a time" and staying optimistic, even in the face of adversity.
I bring hope, humor and respect into every counseling session!

More Info About My Practice

I fell in love with the field of mental health 35 years ago. Since that time, I have worked in many different settings, including Community Mental Health Centers, residential treatment settings, shelters for abused and battered children, inpatient chemical dependency programs and acute psychiatric units. I have been in private practice in the ScottsdalePhoenix area for 14 years. Counseling is my passion!

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

TeensYoung adults
Couples Therapy
Women's issues
Addiction and Recovery

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My "passion", and specialty areas are: teens and young adults, substance abuse, and couples therapy . Additionally, I love working with women who find themselves struggling in relationships. When working with couples, I use a developmental approach, and focus on skill building, increasing autonomy in each person, and improving communication and conflict resolution skills.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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