Lynn Turner Rios is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy with a focus on depression, anxiety, and stress, and maintains a private practice in Albany, California.
With over 20 years experience in the field of counseling and crisis intervention and 15 years as a therapist, and as a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Counseling Psychology specializing in cross-cultural psychotherapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.
Lynn worked in a Special Victims' Unit of a Bay Area police department for over a decade providing victim advocacy, crisis mental health services, lethality assessments, and forensic analyses of family violence, sexual assault, and child and elder abuse cases. Lynn has also worked as a child custody evaluator and mediator for the Superior Court of the State of California. Among her areas of expertise are assessing and treating depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, marital conflict, divorce, child custody evaluation/mediation, and critical incident stress.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Lynn lectures at public safety conferences, graduate social work programs, and provides trainings to general audiences speaking on the topics of workplace stress, stress management/reduction, family violence prevention/intervention/victim advocacy, family violence criminal investigation, sexual assault criminal investigation, child abduction victimology, and self care for those suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. Lynn is frequently invited to provide workplace trainings in both public and private enterprise settings on employee health and wellness, job stress reduction, conflict resolution, and workplace ethics.
Lynn is an interactive, solution-focused therapist who uses both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy techniques. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Counseling Psychology, Orinda, California, USA
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed by the State of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist MFC 44356
- Administrative Office of the Courts of California Child Custody Evaluation, Investigation and Mediation
- State of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services National Community Crisis Response Team Advanced Training Program
- California State Assembly, 11th Assembly District, Crisis Intervention Training Program for Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Critical Incident Stress Management
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
- Certified Domestic Violence Response Specialist (CDVRS)
- Certified Treatment Specialist for Diverse Populations (CTSDP)
- Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist (CCBTS)
- Certified Disaster Mental Health Response Specialist (CDMHRS)
- Certified Child Development Intervention Specialist (CCDIS)
- Certified Marijuana Addiction Treatment Specialist (CMATS)
- United States Department of Justice Victims' Services Award for Distinguished Service
- Contra Costa County Office of Victim Assistance Award for Victims' Services
- John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Professional Psychology Alum Award
United Nations Association of the United States of America--UNA-USA
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy--AAMFT
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists--CAMFT
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Phi Alpha Theta Historical Society