More about Lynn Hutchinson

When a person feels pain and stress in their life, it is not uncommon for them to feel lost and scared.

My passion is to bring meaning and healing to people who have experienced trauma and/or loss because of a separation, divorce or a traumatic emotional experience. I help parents and families to manage their relationships differently, find healthy ways to resolve their issues, and find resolution. I believe people want healthy relationships with others and to feel complete and whole. I believe issues can be resolved by changing how we communicate with the other person. I believe in creating a safe environment for people to be heard, understood and acknowledged.

As a client-focused and strength-based therapist I help people deal with loss, anxiety, parenting issues, unresolved emotional issues and relationship/ family concerns help parents and families to manage their relationships differently, find healthy ways to resolve their issues, and find resolution. I believe people want healthy relationships with others and to feel complete and whole. I believe issues can be resolved by changing how we communicate with the other person. I believe in creating a safe environment for people to be heard, understood and acknowledged.

 

 

Qualifications

Masters in Counselling (City University of Seattle)

Bachelor of Arts Degree: Major – Psychology, Minor – Sociology Minor (University of Alberta)

 

Affiliations

ADR Institute of Canada Inc.

ADR Institute of Alberta

Alberta family Mediation Services

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association

College of Alberta Psychologists

College of Alberta Social Workers

Family Mediation Canada

Psychologists Association of Alberta

 

Certifications

Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society: Conflict Resolution

Circle of Security International: Circle of Security Parenting

Erickson College – Solution Focused Certified Coach

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology: Working with High Conflict Families

University of Calgary: Parenting Capacity Assessments

University of Calgary: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

William James College: High Conflict Co-Parenting

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Custody Access Issues
  • Dealing with Divorce or Separation
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Empty Nest
  • Family Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Stepfamily Adjustment
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

I can also help with these areas:

  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Retirement
  • Self Harming
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Forensic Assessment Services
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments