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"With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing."
~ Catherine de Hueck

About

Dr. Lynn Caesar is a Licensed Psychologist practicing psychotherapy with youth, families, couples and individuals for 40 years. She now sees college-bound teens and their families through clients in their 90’s, seeing mostly individuals and couples in her practice. She received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University in 1978 and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1985 from APA accredited California School of Professional Psychology-Berkeley (now called Alliant International University in San Francisco). As part of Lynn’s early training, she studied and worked intensively with extraordinary and renown mentors and teachers in the field of family/couples therapy. Through her training she traversed the globe to Philadelphia, Vermont, California, Norway, Italy, and Boston to develop a successful private practice in Arlington, MA.  She has returned home to her Philadelphia roots to continue her psychotherapy practice.

Lynn has developed family/couples therapy training programs and taught many students and clinicians to work with couples and families. She published articles and presented her work at national conferences. This early training and experience was steeped in the tradition of working respectfully and collaboratively with clients and referring systems. Helping people find their motivation to change was an integral part of this work. These traditions transcended therapy with families/couples and Lynn developed her respectful, positive, and collaborative approach in her work with individuals as well.

Through personal interests in nature, gardening, botanical medicine, neuroscience, food, nutrition, and health, Lynn pursued an intensive training for two years in 2006 in herbalism. She began to integrate these holistic, integrative, and healing traditions in her therapy practice and developed a specialty in helping people heal from depression naturally. These methods have been expanded to apply to people suffering from anxiety, stress, and other symptoms. As Lynn delved deeper into these healing traditions, she became interested in positive psychology’s study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive, prosper, find hope, and experience joy and happiness. She became certified as a laughter leader and teacher and created programs for people to find their voice of laughter in their lives to enhance wellness, social connection, creativity, mindfulness, and joy.

Lynn brings a great wealth of knowledge and experience to her therapy practice. She is a warm, caring, compassionate practitioner who goes the extra mile to engage with and help her clients. Her sense of humor is often appreciated by her clients to help lighten the journey during the darkest of times.