Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome, Stacy Lynskey!

Stacy Lynskey is a psychotherapist and Licensed Pastoral Counselor.  She combines relationship-based therapy with a psychodynamic approach to life experiences, i.e., she believes that past events and experiences inform our present lives in ways that we may not realize. She supports her clients in the exploration of their unique challenges in order to discover what may be blocking a fuller life.  Her goal is to bring clarity to the influences that we all have, to sort out what strengthens us and discard that which no longer serves us.  Many clients find Stacy when they have made numerous attempts to move beyond the impact of experiences, past and current, and decide that it may be time to gently take a look at them.   

Stacy’s academic, professional and life experiences combine to give her strong clinical skills, multicultural awareness and the sensitivity for spiritual exploration, if desired.  She is deeply appreciative of diversity of all kinds, and committed to individual and community social justice. Stacy offers traditional psychotherapy, support through recovery from trauma, as well as spiritual exploration and direction. She promotes mind, body and spirit unification through therapy and other integrative practices. She will guide you in discovering and honoring the wisdom and power within us all.   

Stacy works with women to break the cycle of abuse and to provide support as they find their own voice.  She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the necessary basis for trust and growth.  Stacy has many years of experience supporting caregivers and those with end-of-life challenges. She is mindful of the difficulties and hardships of these life transitions and sees herself as a companion on the journey.

Stacy graduated from Loyola University of Maryland with a Masters in Pastoral Counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Stacy returned to school later in life to become a licensed therapist. She worked as a pastoral caregiver for over 20 years, responding to a variety of life crises and challenges. She also spent many years providing one-on-one support at the end of life for patients and their caregivers. As a parent and grandparent, Stacy brings a diversity of knowledge and life experience in family, work and spiritual challenges.

Stacy can be contacted at 301.712.9015, ext 1050 or