About Dr. Lynne

Up in the mountains of Costa Rica lies a magical place where I go a few times each year to rest and regenerate. 

There is a saying in Costa RIca “Pura Vida”, which means “Pure Life”.   – Being honest, keeping your word, truthful, fair, kind, loving, respecting Nature and everyone. 

Imagine a world where we all strived for pura vida.



  • 25 years counseling experience
  • Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1999 (MH 5801)
  • PhD in Psychology; Capella University
  • MS in Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
  • BA in Psychology; Saint Leo University
  • Clinical Sexology Certificate; The American Academy of  Clinical Sexology
  • Qualified Supervisor for FL Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns
  • Researcher in Veteran Suicide
  • Faculty Member at Troy University
  • Former Faculty Member at University of South Florida
  • Trainer & Presenter at the State and National Level





Connection, Healing, Personal Growth

My Story

From a very young age I knew I wanted to be a psychotherapist.  I was introduced to psychotherapy as a child, when my own family participated in family therapy.  My belief in our power to make positive change in our lives comes not only from years of academic work but also my own lived experiences. 

I believe that there are lessons in all our life struggles, and we take on the challenge, we can learn, heal, and grow–allowing us to live a more balanced life.  

I believe that depression and anxiety are most often the result of living our lives in-authentically—having made decisions that go against who we are at our core, transgressing our values, or living life the way others expect us to live it. 

I believe we tell ourselves “stories” about ourselves, others, and the situations we are in, which dramatically affect how we feel, and influence the decisions we have made in the past, and the decisions we will make in the future.

I love what I do, and I look forward to working, collaboratively, with you.



Clinical Sexology & Sex Therapy

Evidence-Based Trauma Competency

Intensive Prolonged Exposure

Military & Veteran Issues:  Military Culture, Moral Injury, Post Deployment Readjustment

Collaborative Divorce Model

Distance Counseling – Tele Mental Health



Veterans Counseling Veterans, former COO, Director of Professional Development

International Association of Trauma Professionals

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

Past Chair, FMHCA Military Service Committee

Past President of the Tampa Bay Study Group on Trauma and Dissociation

Past President of the Tampa Bay Association of Women Psychotherapists

“I was first introduced to psychotherapy as a child, when my own family participated in family therapy.”


Mental Health Counselor of the Year  2015-2016


That morning Show with Jamie Meloni

Dr. Lynne talks about her work with Veterans.