"I have always been astonished at the resilience of the human spirit.

We have the innate drive to not only survive life's challenges, but to transform, grow & thrive as a result of them.
- Lynn

Lynn emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic engagement, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

Lynn's Services:

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ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSIONS

This is a challenging time for all of us ... We are now offering online therapy sessions so you can receive the important mental health services they need without the barrier of where you are located and finding qualified clinicians.

Currently, online therapy is the primary mode of treatment we provide.

We are using a HIPAA compliant platform to provide online psychotherapy sessions. All you need is an internet connection and a private place in your home to participate in online counseling.

ANXIETY


Anxiety is by far the most prevalent mental illness in our modern world. Anxiety often accompanies mental worry or emotional pain.

As we focus on the worry or pain we are experiencing, the feelings can become so overwhelming that they can preventing us from enjoying the present moment.

Anxiety can increase our fears and limit us in participating in life.
We will work towards supporting you from over-thinking, over-worrying and over-reacting to anxiety, empowering you to regain peace of mind.


COMMON SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF ANXIETY
You might experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitation or chest pain
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Ruminating or
    obsessing
  • Muscle tensions
  • Fatigue or weakness

 

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DEPRESSION


We all feel sad from time to time. It is after all a healthy human emotion. However, when sadness becomes accompanied with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or numbness, the sadness has likely morphed into depression.

Depression often affects how you feel, think, and behave, which can lead to many emotional and physical problems.

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders. We can support you in regaining clarity and awareness and empower you to treat your depression and enjoy life again.


COMMON SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF DEPRESSION

People who are depressed may experience the following:

  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Anxiety, agitation, or restlessness
  • Lethargy, fatigue or loss of energy
  • Apathy, disconnectedness, or loss of interest in activities
  • Lack of motivation
  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness.
  • Lack of pleasure
  • Hypersomnia or increased need for sleep
  • Weight loss or weight gain not due to dieting or exercise
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Angry outbursts, irritability, or frustration over small matters
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or self-injurious behaviors (e.g. cutting)
  • Social isolation
  • Agitation

 

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER


Many people experience traumatic events, but for some, that trauma significantly affects their stress levels and overall quality of life long after the danger has subsided.

We refer to this as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. When you experience PTSD, the effects of a prior negative experience may
overwhelm your body, mind, and emotions, often wreaking havoc in your nervous system.

Traumatic experiences are stored in the body, resulting in changes in the brain and cascading down to changes on a cellular and chemical level. The traumatic event might have passed, but your body and mind still behave as if the traumatic event is happening now.

PTSD is very common; in fact, post-traumatic stress is a natural response to a negative experience that was too intense to be processed at the time it occurred. During the traumatic event, your fight-or-flight response kicked in to cope with the immediate situation, but your brain could not make sense of the event at the time. As a result, it stores the event as a fragmented and unfinished record that keeps re-emerging because it is begging to be reprocessed and understood.

Your body and mind can heal and recover from PTSD. With the help of a PTSD therapist, the traumatic event can be processed and contextualized, allowing PTSD symptoms to be alleviated. The haunting memories can lose their intensity and grip over your present life.

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Important Details Before You Book...

It is my passion and purpose to inspire you with the guidance you need through every step of the way of your shift and/or healing. I seek to identify strengths and needs in both a compassionate and accepting way.

I look forward to assisting you in discovering your optimal life.

~Lynn Hiscoe

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