ABOUT DR. LYON

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I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University, completed my pre-doctoral internship at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, and my postdoctoral fellowship at Montclair State University's Counseling and Psychological Services. My doctoral research focused on better understanding the links between trauma and emotional well-being in LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults.

As an undergraduate, I attended Ithaca College where I studied music, creative writing, and environmental science. I also have a Master's degree in Education from New York University.

Currently I maintain a private practice in South Orange, NJ where I see individuals, couples, and families. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty member at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and director of the Rutgers ADHD Specialty Clinic.

I believe that a strong, supportive relationship between the therapist and client is a fundamental factor in treatment. Although my primary theoretical orientation is psychodynamic/relational, I tailor treatment to meet the needs and goals of the individual.  I see therapy as a collaborative process and empower those I work with to help direct the course of treatment. Additionally, I take a holistic view of well-being and attend to the emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs of each individual. 

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families facing a wide array of difficulties including depression, anxiety, problematic relationships, and trauma. My specialties include working with LGBTQ+ clients, young adults, creative artists, and those struggling with existential anxiety/despair.

NJ License: #35SI00584100

NY License: #022455