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Lyn-Lake Providers

Our psychotherapists bring a range of expertise to our strengths-based, relational, approach. With training and experience that spans addiction, art therapy, eating disorders, gender identity, mood disorders, sex therapy, EMDR, somatic-based psychology and beyond, each LLPW psychotherapist contributes a unique perspective to our varied therapy methods. It's that range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that's as unique as they are.

Christina Rates

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe place where you can discuss everything from the dailiness of life to paralyzing symptoms resulting from a chronic battle with a mental health disorder.

We so commonly address and maintain our physical health and disregard our ever so important mental health. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe place where you can discuss everything from the dailiness of life to paralyzing symptoms resulting from a chronic battle with a mental health disorder. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist and believe in both the use of cognitive restructuring and behavioral interventions to address any problem, perceived big or small. I believe real change can occur if we do the (home)work required.

I provide services for adults and adolescents who are experiencing life-phase transitions, trouble adjusting and grief. I work with clients who are managing anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD and adjustment disorders. I am passionate about working with clients experiencing anxiety with symptoms of excessive worry, perfectionism, rigidity, the anxiety cycle, feeling overwhelmed, finding it difficult to control their worry, restlessness, trouble falling and/or staying asleep.

I have experience conducting in-home exposure therapy for client’s who suffered with symptoms of anxiety including agoraphobia, specific phobia, hoarding, panic and obsessive-compulsive rituals. I also worked for five years as a college and career counselor helping high school students navigate their post-secondary plans and the transition into young adulthood. Lastly, I am trained in trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy.

Our Team

It's our range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that's as unique as they are.

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Understanding our relational  approach can give you a sense of how psychotherapy can help. Unlike counseling and other types of therapy, it takes a perspective that’s both deeper and broader. By focusing on emotions, it seeks to discover hidden pieces of who you are and then to understand how those pieces fit together.