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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.

Mary Utz

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Painful experiences can leave us feeling fractured or cause us to disown certain emotions or even parts of who we are. In therapy we can learn to nurture these parts of ourselves and move towards wholeness, authenticity, and healing.

Painful experiences can leave us feeling fractured or cause us to disown certain emotions or even parts of who we are. In therapy we can learn to nurture these parts of ourselves and move towards wholeness, authenticity, and healing. Together we can honor the ways in which we adapted to pain or trauma (e.g. emotional, relational, sexual, familial, racial) and explore the impact of those adaptations on current self-worth, mental health, and relationships. We can also examine how our individual experiences are informed by our identities, communities, and systems of privilege or oppression.

As a therapist, I place primary importance on building a trusting therapeutic relationship within which you feel seen, heard, and respected – especially for the vulnerable or fearful parts of yourself. I have experience in college health centers, inpatient psychiatric units, a domestic abuse agency, and The Emily Program – a national leader in treating eating disorders. I enjoy working with clients around trauma, attachment patterns, shame, sexuality, family of origin concerns, feeling stuck, interpersonal patterns, eating disorders, substance use, and struggles with mood. I also enjoy partnering with clients to develop new relationships with food, weight, or body – informed by a Health at Every Size perspective. I believe in the importance of warmth, humor, and transparency in therapy. I work with adults and am joined in the office by my golden retriever, River.

I identify as a queer, white, cisgender woman and am committed to cultivating cultural humility through self-reflection, consultation, and education. Outside of work, I practice my own self-care by walking River, tending to an ever-growing collection of houseplants, attending live music, and reading books while sipping too many cups of coffee.

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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.