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Lynn H. Cunningham, PhD, LICSW

Location: 2910 E. Madison St., Suite 307
Seattle, WA 98112
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy

Hello, All,

I am beginning to return to my office for in-person meetings. However, I still 'see' patients on phone or video sessions. Please don't hesitate to call or email me if you need someone to talk with at this very uncertain time. I believe our new freedom to socialize will present as many challenges as the restrictions we've endured for the last two years.We'll feel awkward, forgetful, and excited...all at once. Warmly, Lynn
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description: As you undoubtedly realize, uncertainty has become our constant companion since March 2020 and with no precise end in sight. The Corona virus insures that we feel both tense and frustrated. It's like wearing a second mask, only this one is usually invisible. Our new normal --- of working from home, of living closely with others or isolated from loved ones, with no rest from parenting responsibilities, and painfully reduced social interactions --- adds to our secretive fears and increases anxious and depressed feelings. Anxiety or that internal sense of unrest that you previously suppressed may now have become less tolerable under our current reality.

I work with anxious people. Maybe you're feeling angry, confused or sad and wonder why and no longer want to feel controlled by unruly emotions that spoil your whole day. COVID makes things worse. I especially like to work with people who can allow themselves to be curious and are willing to believe that "'talking" can make a difference ... that life can be changed by a slight tilt of your current lens to reveal new external and internal views. I believe talking and understanding can help resolve numerous troubling problems that interfere with your creative aspirations, growth, and potential.

I also help people who pull their hair or experience some other troubling bodily-related behavior. Perhaps you've realized that your 'will' alone can't overcome this compelling demand. Trichotillomania,for example is a secretive, stubborn and embarrassing symptom that I have seen respond to psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis. For individuals with determination, commitment, and curiosity, psychoanalysis may increase your self awareness, make sense of troubling behaviours, and be a transformative experience.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Eating Disorders
Impulse Control Disorders
Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Treatment Approaches: Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Education: PhD, University of Chicago, 2007

MSW, Loyola University Chicago, 2006

MA (Soc. Sci.), MA (Humanities),
University of Chicago, 95&7
License #: LW60260211
Licensed In: Washington
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)
Professional Affiliations:
Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (NPSI)
Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS)
International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO)
Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS)
Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC)
Fee Schedule: I discuss my fee with you during our initial meetings.
Insurance and Billing Details: I don't work directly with any insurance company. To some patients, insurance companies feel like a third person eavesdropping in the consulting room and prohibits honesty and the ability to fully relax. However, I do provide a monthly statement you can use to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, if you wish.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday morning
Driving Directions: My office is in a pale yellow three-story building opposite City's Peoples Garden Shop on E. Madison St. in Madison Valley.

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Lynn H. Cunningham, PhD, LICSW, Therapist in Seattle
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Years in Practice:  Over 10
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Near Public Transport:  Yes
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