Curriculum Vitae

Lynelle M. Lynn, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

CA- PSY32165 issued 10/21/2020

TX- 36032 issued 9/25/2016

Business: 6010 Highway 9, suite 1 Felton, CA 95018

Website: www.drlynellelynn.com

Office: 831-704-7257

Business Cell: 972-876-9131

Business: Drlynn.ebta@gmail.com

 

  • Current Employment

 

Empowering Balance, A Psychological Corporation, est. 3/2021

Owner/Clinical Psychologist at Private Practice

Felton, California

 

As a Clinical Psychologist:

  • Individual, couples, group therapy provided to adult clients (over age 30). Primary therapy specialties include, but are not limited to, geriatrics, health psychology (cancer, pain mgmt. caregiver, etc.), depression, anxiety, couples/marriage, LGBT, adjustment disorders, grief. On average, 35 to 40 clients are seen weekly Monday through Friday. Carry the EB,PC phone and remain available 24 hours a day for crisis calls from current clients.

 

As the Owner of EB,PC

  • Apply and maintain registration and credentialing with various insurance panels. Reconcile payments and billing received from insurance companies and clients directly.

  • Supervise and oversee the work of the Administrative Assistant (intake phone calls, appointment scheduling cancellations, monitoring the EB,PC general email account, running insurance verification, etc.).

  • Monitor and supervise the marketing efforts for advertising on internet search engines, Psychology Today listing, the EB,PC Facebook page, and the EB,PC website.

  • Respond to and monitor the three email accounts associated with EB,PC for client use and communication.

  • Maintain budgeting and accounts payable on a monthly basis. Payroll is calculated and distributed on a monthly basis.

 

 

  • Past Employment as Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

Empowering Balance Therapy & Assessment, PLLC est. 5/2016, converted to new business in CA 3/2021

Owner/Clinical Psychologist at private practice

Dallas and Sherman, Texas locations

 

As a Clinical Psychologist:

  • Individual, couples, group therapy provided to adult clients. Primary therapy specialties include, but are not limited to, geriatrics, health psychology (cancer, pain mgmt. caregiver, etc.), depression, anxiety, couples/marriage, LGBT, adjustment disorders, grief. On average, 35 to 40 clients are seen weekly Monday through Saturday. Carry the EBTA phone and remain available 24 hours a day for crisis calls from current clients.

  • Assessment and evaluation provided to adult clients (personality, diagnostic, forensic, etc.) with the goal of diagnosis and treatment planning per the referral or the court order.

  • Disability evaluations for the state of Oklahoma Disability Determination Services (DDS). Adults (age 16+) who applied for disability or were being reviewed for continuing disability status due to mental health challenges. Utilized: Diagnostic interview, documentation review, intelligence testing (WAIS-IV), memory (WMS-IV, MoCA, Trail Making Test), and achievement (WRAT-5). Report writing of all findings and included diagnosis, recommendation for their level of functioning with regards to mental health/intelligence/memory/academic level, recommendations for competency to manage their benefits independently should they be granted disability status. Most of the administration and scoring is completed using iPad (Q-interactive, MoCA). The exception is Trail Making Test (not available electronically).

 

As the Owner of EBTA:

  • Manage/advise/supervise the clinical work, assessment reports, schedule, billing, insurance panel enrollment, payroll, etc. for three Clinical Psychologists at the Sherman and Dallas locations. Supervise and oversee the work of the Administrative Assistant (intake phone calls, appointment scheduling cancellations, monitoring the EBTA general email account, running insurance verification, etc.).

  • Engage in negotiations with Oklahoma DDS with regards to maintaining the contract between EBTA and the individual psychologists who complete disability examinations/testing.

  • Apply and maintain registration and credentialing with various insurance panels. Reconcile payments and billing received from insurance companies, Oklahoma DDS, and clients directly.

  • Monitor and supervise the marketing efforts for advertising on internet search engines, Psychology Today listing, the EBTA Facebook page, and the EBTA website.

  • Respond to and monitor the three email accounts associated with EBTA for client use and communication.

  • Maintain budgeting and accounts payable on a monthly basis. Payroll is calculated and distributed on a monthly basis.

 

 

Dallas Whole Life Counseling (3/2014 to 12/2016)

Clinical Psychologist at private practice

 

Individual, couples and family therapy provided to adult clients (age 25 and over, including Medicare clients). Primary specialties include, but are not limited to, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, grief, senior issues, and anxiety. Psychological assessment batteries as requested. Annulment assessment and reports for the Catholic Diocese.

 

Omni Evaluators (08/2017 to 05/2018)

Disability evaluator Texas Department of Disability Services (DDS)

 

Disability evaluations for adults who applied for disability or were being reviewed for continuing disability status due to mental health challenges. Utilized: Diagnostic interview, documentation review, intelligence testing (WAIS-IV, CTONI-2), memory (WMS-IV), and achievement (WRAT-IV & 5). Report writing of all findings and included diagnosis, recommendation for their level of functioning with regards to mental health/intelligence/memory/academic level, recommendations for treatment with goal of improving their overall mental health functioning, and competency to manage their benefits independently should they be granted disability status. The tests were administered and scored by hand until 12/2016 at which time I began administration using Q-Interactive with dual iPads and automatic scoring for WAIS-IV, WRAT-5, and WMS-IV.

 

 

Vericare (10/2012 to 3/2016)

Staff Psychologist/Rehab Psychologist

 

Rehab and Staff Clinical Psychologist at various nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in the North Texas region. Responsibilities included: intake assessment and treatment planning for all new admissions to the facility with a history or current mental health diagnosis; weekly and biweekly individual therapy sessions as governed by the treatment plan; neuropsychological testing (RBANS) on all clients (conducted at least once every two years or as needed/requested by the managing physician at the facility); attendance and participation in weekly treatment team meetings with facility medical and clinical staff; liaison between the facility staff and the client’s family as needed; close collaborative work with the social worker at the facility with coordinating care and aftercare for each client; close collaborative work with the physical therapy team at the rehabilitation facilities with coordinating care with the goal of increasing participation, motivation and physical improvement of the client; collaborated weekly with psychiatrist, physicians and the facility administrator in coordinating and addressing any concerns. Work with various ages, cognitive abilities (dementia, intellectual differences), ethnicity, medical ailments and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

Assistant to the Regional Manager: Quality review of documentation of Staff Psychologists. Review of diagnostic interview note, progress notes and neuropsychological evaluation reports for accuracy, necessity and all Medicare requirements for these documentation tools. The quality review report was sent directly to the clinician as well as the Regional Manager. Records of the clinicians’ work and/or mistakes were kept. When a clinician was identified as needing to make a change to their work supervision was provided. After 30 days of the supervision meeting, re-review of the clinician’s work was completed 30 days later. Quality review of Staff Psychologists documentation were conducted on each North Texas clinician with Vericare every 6 months.

 

Haven Behavioral Hospital: Summer of 2015 assisted with the development and opening of a geriatric inpatient psychiatric hospital in Frisco, Texas. Worked closely with the social worker, the psychiatrist, the director of nursing and the Vericare Regional Manager to develop and implement the Clinical Psychology department at the new hospital. Continued as part of the treatment team and met at least 4 times a week as needed to coordinate care for each patient. Created the standard forms and standard for intake to be conducted by the psychologists at the hospital. Implemented a rigorous group therapy schedule, two groups a day (milieu, psychoeducational and process) to be run by the psychologist. Integrated at least one family therapy session into the standard for care for each patient during their stay at the hospital and prior to discharge. Neuropsychological and mood assessment/testing was conducted and made standard for all clients who had symptoms of underlying dementia or other cognitive challenges. Involvement and rigorous training in crisis intervention and de-escalation of client aggression/outbursts. Coordination and implementation of education of non-mental health clinical staff to assist with their work with geriatric mental health patients. Implemented all the Psychological Department responsibilities for 6 weeks before another clinical psychologist was added to the department.

 

  • Education

              

2002-2006      California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Fresno, California

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical

Emphasis: Health Psychology

APA accredited program

 

  1. California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Fresno, California

Master of Arts in Psychology

APA accredited program

 

1999-2001      Our Lady of the Lake University, Dallas, Texas

Master of Arts in Human Science

APA accredited program

 

1994-1996      University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

                              Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

 

  • Professional and Personal Development

 

January 2013 to           Current American Psychological Association Member

Present

 

January 2013 to           Current Texas Psychological Association Member

Present

 

Sept. 2009 to                 Attendance at SMU Forensics Group (lawyers, psychologists

Present                             and psychiatrists) monthly meetings 7 times a year

 

January 2003                Admissions Interviewer, California School of Professional Psychology. Interview and read essays for admissions applicants. Evaluate and recommend for acceptance into program.

 

May 2000                        40-hour Mediation Training Certificate

 

 

 

  • Post-Doctoral Residency

 

9/2006-            Deer Oaks Behavioral Health (Dallas/Ft. Worth Offices)

9/2007                            

 

Responsibilities:  Provided individual therapy to nursing home residents using CBT, supportive and reminiscent techniques. Provide individual, family, couples therapy for EAP contracts with a session limit or brief model of therapy. Telephone crisis therapy and on-call therapeutic services provided as needed. 

 

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship

 

2005-2006      Kerrville State Hospital (Kerrville, Texas)

                              2000-hour, full-time, Clinical Psychology Internship

 

Responsibilities: Inpatient clinical services provided to civil and forensic commitment adults in a state hospital. Methods of services included weekly group therapy, both process and milieu, as well as individual therapy as needed. Involvement in Treatment Team coordinating of patient services and progress. Grand Round didactic training with focus on neuro-psychological issues held once a month at the San Antonio VA Hospital. Reports for personality assessment, competency to stand trial, intake, termination, and neuro-cognitive assessment were completed as assigned. Individual and group supervision was provided weekly to ensure continued professional growth and ongoing education, as per APPIC requirements.

 

•        Supervised Clinical Experience

 

2/2008-            Dallas County Probation (Dallas, Texas)

7/2011              Clinical Assessment Specialist in the CATS department                         

                                            

Responsibilities: Evaluate probationers, pre-adjudicated offenders, and incarcerated probation violators/offenders and provide the court/presiding judge with recommendations regarding the appropriate dual diagnosis treatment and/or alcohol/drug treatment that would increase the success of the individual completing probation. Also, provide a risk assessment for recidivism and bring to the attention of the court any other information regarding mental health, intellectual disability, and drug or alcohol use concerns.

 

9/2007-            Senior Connections (Dallas, Texas)

2/2007              Post-Doctoral Therapist

                             

Responsibilities: Provided individual therapy to geriatric population in nursing homes, wrote and updated treatment plans regularly, and ensured treatment goals were being met.

 

5/2004-            Psychological Services Center (Fresno, California)

7/2005             

                             

Responsibilities:  Weekly individual therapy was provided to adults at this outpatient clinic. Between 8 and 11 clients were seen on a weekly basis. Provided HIV & AIDS patients individual therapy at the University Medical Center. Psychological testing and report writing for male and female adolescents ages 12-17, and referred to the clinic by the Fresno County Juvenile Hall Probation Department.

 

8/2003-            Community Behavioral Health Center (Fresno, California)

5/2004             

 

Responsibilities: Provided individual therapy and group therapy to adult inpatients experiencing crisis. Patients at the facility included those on an involuntary or voluntary hold for various mental health issues. The average stay was six days, requiring the interventions to be not only brief but also aggressive. Additional responsibilities included providing psychoeducation for the patients and their families through monthly education classes. 

 

5-8/2003         Kaiser Permanente Hospital (Fresno, California)

 

Responsibilities: Provided individual therapy to 12 adults on a weekly basis as well as patients referred from their physician for crisis or immediate intervention. Assisted in facilitation of a 12-week psychoeducation course for chronic pain patients. Co-facilitator of a support group for caregivers of terminally ill loved ones. Instructed five stress management courses: one for heart attack survivors, one for cancer patients, one for diabetes patients, and two for work-related stress patients.

 

  • Teaching Experience

 

8/2011 to        Remington College, Garland, Texas

4/2013              Full-time General Education Instructor- Psychology         

                              Courses: General psychology (four courses, three days a week)

 

3/2009 to        Amberton University, Garland and Frisco campuses

12/2012           Adjunct Graduate Professor

Courses: Human Sexuality (via internet), Stress Management, and Clinical Assessment

 

Fa 2007             Collin County Community College, Spring Creek campus (Plano, Texas)

                              Adjunct Instructor, Professor of Psychology

Courses: General Psychology, two sections in the fall semester

 

10/04                 Guest Speaker at Fresno City College, Fresno, California

Psychological effects of eating disorders: how to identify them and how to react

 

Sp 2004             California School of Professional Psychology

Fa 2004             Teaching Assistant for Forensic Personality Testing graduate course

Sp 2005             For Thomas Shaffer, Ph.D., DAPP

Responsibilities:  Graded Rorschach coding, scoring of the PAI, MMPI-II, WAIS-III, WISC-III, TAT, Beck Depression and Hopelessness Scales, interpretation of these tests, and report writing. I taught two class periods, which included the instruction of how to administer the Thematic Appreciation Test, the Beck Depression and Hopelessness Inventories, and reviewed Rorschach coding. In addition to the classroom time, I supervised a 2-hour coding lab each week.

 

  • Other Employment Experience

 

August 2003   Clinician & Tutor

-June 2004       Students Targeted for Opportunity and Prevention (STOP)

California School of Professional Psychology

AIU, Fresno, California

                              Licensed Supervisor: Cindy Walker, Psy.D.

 

Provided individual therapy, group therapy, and tutoring services to adolescents 12-13 years old who participated in this after-school intervention program. Responsible for five individual clients during the school year. Met with each of them weekly and with their families on an as-needed basis.

                             

July 2001-        Family Planning Assistant- Counselor/ Educator

August 2002   Planned Parenthood

                              Dallas, Texas

                             

Information and referral were given to women considering the future of their pregnancy. Exploration of all available options was the focus of the counseling. Included prenatal care, responsibilities of having a child, birth control alternatives, adoption choices, as well as termination service options. Other issues discussed included domestic violence and eating disorders. Education and the relay of correct information are the goal of pregnancy counseling. Through the counseling process, clients were given a sense of empowerment surrounding their well-being and pregnancy options. Further responsibilities outside of counseling included working in the laboratory conducting urine, blood, and POC analysis and assisting the Registered Nurse and/or Doctor in the procedure rooms or in the recovery area as a continuation of the client’s individual counseling and comfort.

 

 

 

March 1997-   Counselor

September       Salesmanship Club Youth Camp

1998                   Hawkins, Texas

 

This residential, outdoors, therapeutic camp for adolescents used the solution-focus method of counseling. Responsible for dispensing medication, using therapeutic physical restraints when necessary, recording daily logs of residents’ progress, writing and revision of clients’ plans of service, presenting conference material to individual clients' families every three months, and crisis intervention. Management training involved initial camp visit/tour/interview with potential residents and their family, information and referral, part of the staff development training and evaluation team, crisis intervention among other groups of adolescents, including males, ages 11-16, and females, ages 12-16.