Lynell Weiss , Therapist in California — Zencare
Lynell  Weiss
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Lynell Weiss

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Registered Art Therapist, ATR
California Accepting Online
Updated April 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Codependency

Professional statement

Lynell is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA who believes that discomfort is a natural part of the healing and evolving process, and therefore learning how to make space for that discomfort is essential to restoring balance and harmony within each of us. Her ideal client is someone who is committed to making a positive change in their lives, and is willing to actively engage in the process of therapy in order to do so. Lynell is particularly passionate about working with millennial women and creatives in the entertainment industry who struggle with feelings of inadequacy or "imposter syndrome."

Lynell's approach to therapy is an active and integrative one. She fuses together various western and eastern modalities including mindfulness, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and self-compassion to support her clients in ultimately restoring balance and alignment in their lives. Additionally, she specializes in art therapy, a modality that integrates creativity with traditional talk therapy. Art therapy is an evidence based approach to therapy that combines psychological theory, creative expression, art-making, and the experience of being human. The therapeutic relationship acts as a container to hold the exploration of negative beliefs, traumas, attachment styles, and the like, through art. There is absolutely no experience required to engage with the process, simply an open mind and a willingness to explore your inner world through a non-verbal lens. For more information about Art Therapy, please feel free to contact Lynell directly.

Lynell received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and went on to receive her M.A. in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University with a specialization in Art therapy. In 2019, Lynell obtained her clinical license, and in 2020 she obtained her art therapy registration. Lynell has over 6 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and individuals.

Lynell is currently not scheduling any in-office appointments, however she is accepting new clients for tele-therapy.


Message to clients

Welcome dear one, I am so glad you are here. How is your heart today? What about your breath? In a world that values "doing" above "being", so many of us often find ourselves experiencing frustration, depression, burn-out, overwhelm, and self-judgement. How can we learn to enjoy being with ourselves, and treating ourselves with compassion when we simply don't have the time to cultivate that type of connection? That is where therapy comes in. Therapy provides you with a container to slow down, check-in with yourself, and tune into what your truest needs may be in that moment. It's a space filled with curiosity rather than judgment, and permission rather than control. A space where you have full permission to show up exactly as you are, express what feels important to you, and explore new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you. Therapy is a space for you to show up and fully be seen, witnessed, and received exactly as you are.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Lynell Weiss is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $190 (50min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $250 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Lynell offers a free 20-minute phone consultation to all prospective clients


Location(s)

Online Therapy (CA)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private practice, 2019 - Present
Center for Individual and Family Counseling, 2014 - 2019

Phillips Graduate University, MA, 2016
University of Colorado at Boulder, BA, 2012


Licensure

California: 114824


Languages

English