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Lawrence Flynn

Lawrence Flynn

LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual

I am an experienced and compassionate behavioral health and wellness therapist driven by an authentic desire to guide and support anyone facing challenging individual or life difficulties. For 25 years, I have provided therapeutic mental health, addiction, relationship, family, crisis management, and wellness services for adults, couples, adolescents, children, families, aging adults, and veterans. I also provide Resilience and Success Coaching to individuals, executives, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and professional athletes.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, we'll start with brief introductions and then explore your specific concerns and challenges. This will help us to create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions that is unique and individualized to you as the client.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My clinical approach is always client-centered, focusing on blending client concerns, circumstances, and personal goals with specific treatment and rehabilitative best practices strategies to ensure an effective treatment plan that is unique and individualized to you as the client. I work with clients from a perspective that emphasizes their personal strengths, goals, and resources to create the positive change they are seeking.

About Lawrence Flynn

Identifies as

Accepts cash

$80/session

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have over 25 years of clinical practice. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a very effective evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and changing unhelpful and incongruent thought patterns and behaviors and empowering my clients to better understand and manage their mental health concerns, improve their emotional well-being, and enhance their quality of life. I use CBT therapy strategies to treat anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship challenges, phobias, and chronic pain. My innovative use of CBT strategies includes establishing a rapport and trust with my client, identifying negative thought patterns, reframing negative thoughts and perspectives, incorporating coping skills and behavioral changes, and establishing and monitoring SMART therapeutic goals and objectives. Client Change in therapy often occurs in progressive stages through a combination of the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, the client's increasing self-awareness of the reasons they are in therapy, and the successful understanding and application of best practice treatment techniques that help clients gain important personal insights, new coping strategies, and emotional health stability. Ultimately, therapy is working properly when the client successfully applies what they have learned in their treatment sessions to their daily lives.

Couples Counseling

Romantic and marriage relationships are always dynamic and reasonably navigating relational issues can be challenging for any couple. Our relationships and family systems are incredibly complex, as unique personalities interact together, each bringing their own perspectives, circumstances, and issues occasionally, a therapeutic solutions-focused intervention can be helpful to provide guidance, support, and a safe and confidential space to explore and navigate couple and family concerns and challenges. The key to creating healthy relationships is to mutually learn how to navigate couple and family challenges and conflicts in a supportive manner and resolve problems in a unified strengths-based approach. Most couples benefit from therapeutic services with a greater understanding of their relational patterns and the proactive skills to more effectively communicate and problem-solve challenges with their partners and family members. (1) Research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family found that over 97% of surveyed couples believe they got the help they needed from couples therapy. In addition, 93% of couples said therapy gave them more effective tools for dealing with conflict. My name is Lawrence Flynn, and I am an experienced and compassionate behavioral health therapist driven by an authentic desire to serve others in need. I am a Licensed Clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 24 years of providing supportive and high-quality therapeutic for adults, couples, adolescents, children, families, aging adults, and veterans. You can read more about my professional background, education, clinical experience, and therapy approach in my profile. My clinical approach is always client-centered with a focus on blending client concerns, circumstances, and personal goals with specific treatment and rehabilitative best practices strategies to ensure an effective treatment plan that is unique and individualized to you as the client. I work with clients from a perspective that emphasizes their personal strengths, goals, and resources to create the positive change they are seeking. This therapeutic approach is referred to as Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) which is a strength-based approach based on problem-solving and solution-building regarding the current reason(s) the client is seeking therapeutic services.

Child Parent Psychotherapy

My therapeutic treatment approach with children and adolescents involves a dynamic combination of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Lifestyle Modifications, Relaxation, and Self-Monitoring strategies. Just as important is the active involvement and participation of parents, caregivers, or guardians in the therapy process. I specifically develop treatment plan strategies unique to each client’s needs and recovery plan. Collaboration with caregivers, school, and other client support specialties is important for clients to ensure a comprehensive support system. I focus on building a trusting therapeutic team approach with the involvement of a trusted caregiver with the young client by coordinating active involvement and participation with parents, caregivers, or guardian in the therapy process through regular check-in meetings on the agreed-upon client treatment plan goals and important family therapy sessions to bring the entire services plan together for the child or adolescent client. It is protective for the child or adolescent client to have proactive engagement and guidance in the treatment process by a trusted caregiver for the young client to make positive steps toward stability, recovery, and wellness.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

My clinical approach is always client-centered with a focus on blending client concerns, circumstances, and personal goals with specific treatment and rehabilitative best practices strategies to ensure an effective treatment plan that is unique and individualized to you as the client. I work with clients from a perspective that emphasizes their personal strengths, goals, and resources to create the positive change they are seeking. This therapeutic approach is referred to as Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), which is a strength-based approach based on problem-solving and solution-building regarding the current reason(s) the client is seeking therapeutic services.