Lynn Levin, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lynn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for over forty years. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University. She was a school social worker or thirty-two years and has been a psychotherapist for more than twenty-five years. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and has been part of a CISM team for eighteen years. Lynn is the mother of two adult daughters and the of grandmother five grandsons. She recently relocated to the Chicago area from having spent most of her life in the eastern part of Michigan.
Lynn specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and adults who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety, including symptoms of low/no motivation, substance abuse issues, suicidal ideations, poor school/work performance, launching into adulthood, difficulty with relationships. She also specializes in PTSD, grief, adoption issues. She has extensive experience working with adolescents with high functioning autism.
During therapy she uses whichever treatment modality best suits the client, however she finds that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is usually most effective. She also finds that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is highly effective and tends to have the quickest positive results.
“I believe that everyone holds the truth to solving their own problems. My role, as a therapist is not to have all the answers for my clients, but to guide them to find their own answers and to use them. I listen intently, am always open and honest with my clients, and will help them gain insight. I believe that using humor in therapy helps people to understand that there’s always something to laugh about, laughter tends to lighten the burden they are carrying.”