Lynda Sarkisian, MA MFT, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist
An Allied Mental Health Professional with The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a summa cum laude graduate of Richmont Graduate University in Marriage and Family Therapy, Lynda has a passion for helping individuals, couples and families work through impediments that hinder personal and collective growth and unity.
Lynda has been described as warm, nurturing, empathetic and encouraging. She places a strong value on the client-therapist relationship and believes that this partnership is a vital component in the facilitation of growth and healing.
Lynda utilizes a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches tailored to suit each individual's unique needs.
These include the following:
Emotionally-Focused Therapy, EFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT
Areas of Focus
Lynda’s areas of focus include the following:
Relationship Challenges, Life-Stage Transitions, Self-Esteem, Shame, Anxiety, Distress, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation, Loss and Grief, Faith and Spirituality, Vocational Discernment, Self-Growth
Peer and Familial Relationship Challenges, Self-Esteem, Shame, Anxiety, Distress, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation, Loss and Grief, Life-Stage Transitions
Premarital Counseling, Intimacy and Connection, Marriage Counseling, Infidelity, Separation, Divorce Care
Multi and Inter-Generational Challenges, Blended Family Challenges, Problematic Communication and Behavior Patterns, Unclear Boundaries, Hierarchy Imbalances
A note from Lynda to you:
I would like to take a few moments to offer you a snapshot of my perspective as a therapist so that you can better understand the way I practice therapy. Very importantly, I want you to know that I consider it a privilege to be a part of your therapeutic journey. It is my desire that you feel safe in my presence and that you know that I regard your story and concerns as sacred. I am a “Systems Thinker.” This means that I am looking at how the various systems in your life affect you. These systems may include family of origin, nuclear family, intimate partner, peer and/or professional relationships. These relationships impact and contribute to your well-being, or lack thereof, in powerful ways. Therefore, I will inquire about these relationships throughout the therapeutic process. Throughout the therapeutic process you will learn and grow as you work towards achieving goals that are either the catalyst for therapy or that we identify along the way. I will offer tools and resources for you to incorporate at different junctures of your therapeutic journey. I believe that learning and growing is a continual process. It is my hope that in addition to achieving your goals, you will grow in self-awareness as you move into greater wholeness and healing both within yourself and in your relationships.