Insight Psychological Therapists - Lynn Hutchinson

Lynn Hutchinson, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC

I specialize in dealing with loss, grief and trauma. The therapeutic approach I use is dependent on your needs, resources and circumstances. I have received training in grief, loss and trauma from Athabasca University, City University of Seattle and Living through Loss Counselling Society.

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.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What is your favourite quote?

Winnie the Pooh: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

What has been the most satisfying part of being a psychologist?

The most satisfying part of being a psychologist being given the opportunity to sit with a person and be present. To hear their stories and help them heal.

Qualifications

Degrees:

  • Masters in Counselling (Psychology) 
  • Bachelor of Arts – Major: Psychology, Minor: Sociology
  • Business Certificate

Designations:

  • Registered Provisional Psychologist
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Qualified Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Certified Solution Focused Coach
  • Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator 
  • Court Appointed Parenting Expert

Affiliations

ADR Institute of Canada Inc.

ADR Institute of Alberta 

Alberta family Mediation Services 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

College of Alberta Psychologists

College of Alberta Social Workers

Family Mediation Canada 

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Certifications

Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society: Mediator, Arbitrator – Conflict Resolution

Circle of Security International: Circle of Security Parenting

Compassion Therapy

Emotion Focused Family Therapy – Level 1 Certification 

Erickson College – Solution Focused Certified Coach

Gottman Couple Therapy – Level 2 Certification 

Gottman Couple Therapy – Treating Affairs and Trauma

Grief Recovery Method – Advanced Online Grief Recovery Specialist

Grief Recovery Method – Online Helping Children With Loss Specialist

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology: Working with High Conflict Families

Solution Focused Brief Intervention Therapy

University of Calgary: Parenting Capacity Assessments

University of Calgary: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

William James College: High Conflict Co-Parenting

Certified NLP Practitioner: Level 1

Circle Facilitator: Restorative Justice

Registered Collaborative Professional

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Circle Facilitator: Restorative Justice

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Couples
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Premarital Counselling
Grief & Loss Care
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Grief and Loss
Other Areas
  • Workplace Trauma
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Parenting Issues & Support
Trauma Care
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Workplace Trauma
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD

I have experience in:

  • Adoption Issues
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Difficult People
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Family Issues
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Military Related Trauma
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Stress Management

Corporate Services

  • Case Consult & Management
  • Dysfunctional Conflict Mediation & Intervention
  • Harassment & Bullying
  • Specialized Therapies & Treatments
  • Workplace Conflicts & Difficulties
  • Workplace Psychological Health, Safety & Injury

My treatment approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Grief Work Therapy
  • Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Gottman Relationship Check-up
  • Return to Work Assessment