A Note from Lynne
Working with people who want to master challenges and improve the quality of their lives is what coaching is all about to me. My goal is to bring about rapid resolution and solutions to challenges and help people develop tools and strategies for reaching their goals. My ideal client appreciates my active approach, advocacy, candor, and concern for their success and well-being.
My personal style is interactive and respectful of individual differences. I like to provide an atmosphere where people feel comfortable enough to share their difficulties and challenged enough to experiment with new ideas and behaviors.
I’m flexible and creative in how I work with each person and their unique strengths and situation. My professional strengths are from experience acquired after many years of practice and from overcoming personal challenges.
I have extensive experience with entrepreneurs, engineers and IT, legal, academic, and entertainment professional and with the issues of stress management, relationship problems, writer's block, performance anxiety, depression, frustration, divorce, and trauma.
I also lead ongoing groups for gifted, talented, creative and artistic persons. Additionally, I offer courses to the public, and continuing education for mental health professionals.
While I am one of the top Satir trainers in the world and enjoy greatly doing that style of work, it is not the only theory or method that I utilize in my work.
I enjoy working with clients and helping them to discover themselves and their talents and how to utilize themselves, their talents and abilities in innovative and creative ways to meet their current goals and objectives.
In my 15 years at CALFAM I held many positions and taught many different classes. I enjoyed this diversity and it contributed greatly to my learning. The administrative positions I held in addition to being a core faculty member and clinical supervisor were: Director of the North Hollywood Center, Director of External Family Therapy Training, Director of the School Counseling Program. Director of Post Degree Academic Training—Intern Curriculum, Director of Interns, and Director of Experiential Family Therapy Training. Classes I taught were Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Satir Family Therapy, Task Oriented Groups, Process Oriented Group Therapy, Couple Therapy, Research Methods, Thesis Research, Developing a Workshop from Your Thesis, Writing the Thesis, Practicum, Case Conference, Growth Group-Individual and Couple, Developing Your Theoretical Methods, Experiential Family Therapy Methods and others. I developed many curriculum programs for specialized training contracts for therapists, businesses, schools and agencies that needed specific therapy skill training.
My therapeutic work has always been results-oriented and a blend of coaching and therapy. I believe this resulted from my personality and the skill-oriented training that was emphasized and taught at CalFam. It also probably stemmed from my 15-year association with Virginia Satir and her practical, pragmatic and infinitely useful methods of working and empowering people. While I am one of the top Satir trainers in the world and enjoy greatly doing that style of work, it is not the only theory or method that I utilize in my work.
I am very comfortable working with couples and families as well as three or four generation family groups, a rare preference for therapists in California. I have also done several multiple family groups.
I always work with clients integrating the intrapersonal, interpersonal, systemic and multigenerational perspectives. I enjoy working with clients and helping them to discover themselves and their talents and how to utilize themselves, their talents and abilities in innovative and creative ways to meet their current goals and objectives.