Lynn Gerrits, MA
Lynn has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Assumption College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Merrimack College. She has close to two decades of experience providing supportive quality care to clients of all ages, and in a variety of clinical settings including community-based mental health agencies, public schools, day programs and inpatient hospitals, most recently as a group therapist on an adolescent unit. Lynn particularly enjoys working with adolescents and adults through all stages of life helping them feel empowered in their own healing process by guiding them to build upon strengths, set manageable and realistic goals, recognize triggers and strategies to manage them, and feel more competent and confident to move through life’s struggles. She has a warm and non-judgmental presence and values a strong and safe therapeutic relationship built on compassion, empathy and respect.
Lynn provides a holistic and integrative approach to help elicit clients’ innate healing of mind, body and spirit, able to incorporate energy medicine (Reiki), guided imagery, aromatherapy, mindfulness and other techniques with a variety therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Techniques, Strength-Based Therapy, Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-focused treatment (SFT). Lynn partners with her clients to address and understand issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, addictions and relapse prevention, living with chronic illness, compassion fatigue/burnout, anger issues, behavioral and emotional dysregulation, and many other life stressors and challenges. Lynn is also able to help those preparing for surgery or treatment employing a unique approach to decrease anxiety and create a positive and healing mindset before, during and after surgery/treatment.
In her free time, Lynn sings in an acoustic duo and a high-energy dance band, enjoys kayaking, hiking and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and a Reiki Master Teacher available to provide private sessions as well as Reiki classes of all levels. She is also currently training to become a certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in Lifestyle Medicine.