Lyn Whitney, Psy.D.
Lynette “Lyn” Whitney, Psy.D., M.Ed.
Postdoctoral Fellow; Registered Psychology Assistant PSB94023440
Supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Davis, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist PSY12010
Dr. Lyn Whitney utilizes years of experience working with children and adolescents to form relationships and provide stengths-based treatment plans using a deep understanding of their unique, individual differences. Using an attachment-based model, Lyn treats children, adolescents, and adults, working to identify the way past and present relationships impact everyday functioning and to improve interpersonal skills. Lyn believes that play is the natural environment in which children learn and grow. As a result, she utilizes play therapy techniques to support children’s emotional development and create new coping strategies and effective solutions for developmental, familial and social challenges. Lyn’s perspective is that small changes in communication and actions with others can foster great improvement in personal and family functioning. She helps clients bring change in their lives by identifying their individual strengths, and utilizing those strengths to understand one’s own perception and pursue growth. Her interests and training involve working with individuals with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and neurological differences/neuropsychology, in addition to psychological testing.
Lyn graduated with a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University with an emphasis on Family/Couple and Child. Prior to returning to school to complete her doctorate, Lyn worked as a special education teacher for twelve years in New Mexico and Virginia. Her background in education gives her a special appreciation for the challenges that individuals face when they do not meet the “typical” learning profile.
In addition to clinical work, Lyn also works as a Developmental Specialist utilizing DIR/Floortime to work with children with developmental delays and their families. She conducts psychological testing when necessary to increase diagnostic understanding, provide accommodation suggestions, and improve treatment recommendations