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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.

Emily Van Wyk

Psy.D, Licensed Psychologist

What I love most about being a psychologist is the ongoing opportunity to practice building life-giving, mindful, and authentic relationships.

What I love most about being a psychologist is the ongoing opportunity to practice building life-giving, mindful, and authentic relationships. I define relationships broadly, valuing and fostering compassionate connection with one's self, body, past and present experiences, others, the world, and within the therapeutic dyad. My goal is that, when you are my client, you feel safe, seen, heard, valued, and trusted, no matter what part or parts of you show up. In my experience, this necessitates co-creating a warm, non-judgmental, and open space which fosters self-curiosity and observation, rather than self-criticism & analyzation.

I work to bring the therapeutic process and our relationship right into the room, creating space and opportunity for learning. Through gentle exploration of what's happening in the moment, we learn how even the most difficult "problems" or "symptoms" make sense, and have evolved for important reasons.

The more we practice observing your mind/body/spirit, the more you will develop the ability to be curious about how you show up in the world, rather than ashamed. And the more you develop curiosity and self-compassion, the more you can practice trying out new ways of living.

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.