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Lianne Watkins, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Lianne Watkins, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

As a therapist at Kindred Heart Therapy Group, Lianne is an exceptionally experienced Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee driven by a profound passion for  empowering individuals, teenagers, couples, and families to flourish. Lianne possesses a broad range of expertise in addressing various challenges such as anxiety,  depression, substance abuse, personality disorders, and relationship issues.

Lianne's extensive background includes providing invaluable guidance to families and individuals during significant life transitions and personal transformations. Her therapeutic approach is firmly rooted in Narrative Therapy while incorporating Solution-Focused Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Additionally, she adeptly employs other modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilizes Play and Sand Tray Therapy techniques.

When working with children and families, Lianne integrates Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory. Lianne's approach ensures flexibility as she meets her clients and their families at their unique therapeutic needs, establishing a secure and  accepting environment. Lianne's primary goal is to assist clients in embracing their authentic selves, cultivating hope, and  recognizing the inherent values within their lives and  relationships.

As your therapist, Lianne extends acceptance, employing a warm, serene, and approachable counseling style. With a Master's Degree in Marriage, Family Therapy, and Clinical Counseling, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, Lianne's qualifications are extensive. She offers mental health services to family courts, possesses mediation training, and has been involved with school districts as an education specialist. Lianne's professional background encompasses work in psychiatry offices, outpatient programs, PHP programs, and social services, where she has been instrumental in assisting families in need. Beyond her professional pursuits, Lianne finds joy in hiking and engaging in outdoor activities with her spouse, three children, and two dogs. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and spending quality time with friends.

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