Lynn T. Austrheim, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Background: 

Mr. Lynn Austrheim holds a Bachelors Degree in Organizational and Managerial Development from Chicago State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from George Williams College. Before entering the social work field, Lynn worked as an electronics engineer in a company devoted to producing high quality products for the military. Lynn is rather special in that he brings the blend of analytical skills of the engineer as well as intensive people skills, to help people of all ages and families have better lives.

Experience: 

Lynn’s broad experience as a psychotherapist includes working at psychiatric hospitals with the pediatric, adolescent and young adult population, to  providing counseling services for the US Navy and the Veterans administration. In addition, Lynn has worked for several independent treatment facilities, school districts, as well as private practices.

Philosophy of Mental Health Treatment: 

Mr. Lynn believes that perhaps most people have been COMPRESSED by their environment, such as their school, work, society and sees his job as LIBERATING the client so they can be who they really are. In order to faciliate this liberation of the spirit, Mr. Lynn utilizes an 18 step counseling program called “Sequence Therapy” which he has developed and encorporated over his many years of clinical practice. This therapy technique has been very effective in helping client’s reach their clinical goals and overall life satisfaction.
Mr. Lynn views the therapuetic process as fluid and takes the time to communicate and educate his clients about their mental health, encouraging them to better understand their symptomology, and overall functioning. The collaborative relationship allows the client to learn, grow, and improve their overall functioning and well-being.

Lynn works with clients from age 4 to geriatric population, as well as with families. Lynn considers himself a generalist in psychotherapy and provides treatment for most problems and concerns.