Lynn Almon, LMHC
Lynn Almon is the Director of Clinical Services at the second location of Interactive Discovery in Brooklyn, New York. Lynn has over 15 years of clinical experience in a multitude of settings and is a New York state licensed mental health counselor. For the last six years she has practiced as the ADHD Program Director and clinical supervisor at a private psychiatric practice in Downtown Manhattan. Lynn works with children, families, adults and couples. While gravitating towards a psychodynamic perspective, Lynn utilizes relational and cognitive behavioral elements in all therapeutic relationships. This was fostered through her educational pursuits, research, private practice, and her current position providing clinical assessments for individuals with symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression and trauma.
She has worked with individuals of all ages starting in community outreach within social and rehabilitative services. Following, she gained experience in multiple inpatient hospital settings performing psychological evaluations of inpatients with psychiatric disorders and medical conditions utilizing relational and cognitive behavioral treatment. This early exposure to the comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and medical conditions at Fletcher Allen Psychiatric Consultation Services in Burlington, Vermont, further enhanced her interests in the mind-body connection of mental health. Her clinical interest in trauma and child development stem from her research experience in the Anchor Program, Portland Maine, assessing early attachment and parent-child relations through utilization of various assessment tools in an intermediate psychiatric care program for children and families. This draws on her continuing educational interests in dissociation and the neurobiological perspectives of trauma and attachment.
Lynn received her masters degree in clinical counseling psychology from Johnson State College and her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics as a scholarship Division I athlete at the University of Vermont. She previously practiced as a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the states of Vermont and Maine and is a member of the American Counseling Association. Lynn is a former Adjunct Professor of Psychopharmacology in a clinical mental health counseling graduate program. This seven year teaching experience captured her interest in the neurobiological process of change that occurs in the therapeutic relationship. Lynn’s ongoing interests in global health have lead to a medical mission as a clinic assistant and counselor conducting assessments for individuals with psychiatric conditions, malnutrition, infectious diseases, and trauma at the Saint Jules Medical Clinic: Petite Bourgne du Bourne, Haiti.