Lindsay began her career in behavioral health in 2004, graduating from Vassar College with a BA in Psychology. From there, she worked in residential care for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and attended courses for substance abuse counseling at the University of California Los Angeles. “My interest in the field grew after volunteering in both Peru and Cambodia, where I lived and worked with child survivors of interpersonal trauma.”
She attended graduate school in Boston, receiving a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, and subsequently worked in both community health settings and acute care/hospital settings, specializing in crisis and trauma work.
She strongly believes in a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to care. Her philosophy is that many aspects of our mental health develop in response to stressors, which can begin even before birth and persist throughout adult life. In practice, she pulls from a variety of person-centered, evidence-based approaches such as CBT, behavior modification, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction. She is also a qualified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing practitioner.
Her favorite part of this job is that it is always changing and that no two days are alike. “I feel honored to be a part of someone’s healing process, and am reminded each day of how resilient people can be.”
Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, running and traveling.