I cannot say enough about my work with Lynn and IFS. I have been through therapy a few times throughout my life and this experience was by far the most productive time I’ve ever had. IFS has given me practical tools to access that have allowed me to see positive changes immediately. I felt a sense of freedom and the ability to fully experience myself as a whole individual. This was truly a life-changing experience.
I am grateful for the help I received from Lynn. I found her combination of coaching and therapy to be the perfect fit for me. Lynn challenged me to consider different perspectives, helped me identify where I was getting ‘stuck’ and why, and helped me create action plans for personal development. She met me where I was and safely guided me along a journey of self-discovery — and I came out a much better version of myself because of her empathy, accountability, grace and kindness. If you are considering therapy and/or coaching, I highly recommend Lynn.
I am so appreciative of my time with Lynn. She is kind, caring and intuitive. She helped me talk through my trauma and assisted in my healing. After almost every session, she had a book to recommend that discussed our topic that day. She is a gifted and patient helper!
Lynn helped navigate me through a time when my anxiety and eating disorder were keeping my life very small though I wanted to experience joy and live a healthy and balanced life. Her encouragement, perspective, and care assisted in my personal development and growth into adulthood. What I value most about the work Lynn and I did was how comfortable I always felt speaking with her and how much she truly cares. She has a calming presence that allowed me to really feel my feelings. As scary as that can be, I always felt very safe and welcome around Lynn. We celebrated life’s highs and we dug deep into the lows. She taught me life skills that I still use daily such as mindfulness, creating reasonable goals for myself, and how to practice self-care. I am very fortunate to have worked with Lynn for a couple of years! I would not be where I am today if not for her.
Lynn Motley provides a safe and comfortable environment in which individuals who are motivated to address troubling areas of life can experience increased awareness, self-worth, and healing. Lynn’s use of current clinical theory and technique ensures demonstrates her commitment to client care and continued learning. Her lack of judgmental attitude and genuine love for her work allow for beneficial and appropriate working relationships with clients. Lynn is a role model as well as a gateway for those who truly wish to live an authentic life and have a healthy relationship with themselves.
I came to Lynn for help at one of the most difficult times in my life: the end of a marriage. I was needing to understand how it happened and grieve about it so that I can move forward. Through our sessions and the timely resources she provided, she helped me overcome the adversity and challenged me to make some positive, healthier changes in myself. While our work together lasted less than four months, the changes I made during that experience have stayed with me to this day. The approach she took with me to understand my issues and offer advice for how to properly deal with them is what makes her unique as a therapist. I highly recommend her.
“Life-changing” isn’t a term I throw around loosely, but that’s exactly what my experience with Lynn has been. I have struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life and have seen many therapists over the years, but it wasn’t until I began working with Lynn that I finally gained a deeper understanding of my problems and learned how to deal with them. The work we did together wasn’t always easy, but she expertly guided me through it, drawing from her vast knowledge. Thanks to her, I am now living a much better life than I thought possible.
My favorite aspect of working with Lynn was the way in which she provided a supportive and comfortable environment, yet challenged me to rethink certain assumptions and narratives I had been holding onto. I deeply appreciated her gentle persistence and encouragement. Our time together equipped me with empowering tools that I continue to use on a daily basis.
I have been working with Lynn for almost a year and it has been one of the best learning experiences I have had. Lynn helped me with a tough transition in life and through the process has given me invaluable tools that I use every day to deal with new and old challenges that come my way. The best part of my work with Lynn has been the constant encouragement to explore and grow in my own life. Lynn has been very open to my needs in each session and takes priority to address those as well as does a great job of reminding me of the fundamentals. I have seen tremendous growth and transformations in my own life through the mindfulness and Internal Family Systems work I have done with Lynn. The tools I have gained from our work together has given me incredible insight into myself and has helped me better understand my stress and anxiety and ways through which I can better cope. Additionally, our work has helped me find healthier ways of relating to myself and the world through asking questions and being a better observer in my own life. The most important part of our work together has been the confidence I have gained in my ability to gauge my own thoughts and emotions and to navigate through challenges on my own.
My therapeutic experience with Lynn Motley has been life changing. With her welcoming and calming nature, she offers an environment in which one feels comfortable to share their most personal thoughts and experiences. Lynn has given me the tools to think from a higher state of self awareness, which has been essential in beginning my journey on the road of recovery. With her continued guidance and support, I am certain that I will remain successful in my recovery efforts. I have the utmost gratitude and respect for Lynn, I am certain that anyone who chooses to enlist her help will not be disappointed.
I came to Lynn Motely when I had no where else to turn and I had exhausted my options of trying to “fix” myself. Over the course of our time together, I have confronted the root of my triggers that I have been battling for well over 15 years and though it has been a difficult journey, she has given me the tools and resources to move forward in finding my true self. She has brought value and hope back into my life and has helped me discover my lost passions. I will be forever grateful for taking the first step with her on my wholehearted exploration.
When I came to Lynn, I had reached a plateau in my therapy experience. It felt like I had more work to do, but I wasn’t sure how to approach it or where it could go. Lynn helped me break through that barrier and I’m still breaking through. Lynn has provided me a safe space to work through my trauma and my fears, as well as celebrate my joy and tap into happiness. She has provided accountability, as well as shown me tools, such as visualization and mindfulness, that I’m able to use in my life outside our sessions. Working with Lynn has allowed me to grow and change, but to also learn to practice acceptance, shame resiliency, and self compassion — and that wasn’t something that came easily to me. I have nothing but gratitude for Lynn and for the work we’ve done together. I’m happy to say that I’m still uncovering myself on this journey with her.
I relocated to Lexington from California and Utah, and thought it would be impossible to find a progressive amazing therapist. Then came Lynn Motley. I have seen multiple therapists in California and Utah since the time I was 15 addressing abuse, grievance counseling around my father’s death, and dealing with my own chronic pain and illness. What I’ve gained working with Lynn over the past year is immeasurable. In one year of work with Lynn, I feel like I’ve made more progress than I had over 10 years of therapy with other therapists. I feel very safe with Lynn. She doesn’t just feel like a therapist, but also feels like a friend and mother. Her office space is so warm and inviting, like walking into someones cozy living room. She really values holistic well being, and pushes me out of my comfort zone in a good challenging way. I like that she doesn’t just let me sit and talk, but engages in the conversation with important questions, and reflections. She provides me with resources, and often we do deep meditative work that allows me to get out of my head, and into my heart and the root of my thought process. The answer is within myself. Lynn helps me trust the process. I value my work with Lynn so much, that if I were to relocate again, it would be worth continuing therapy with her via Skype. She is that good.
Christina Challed Hesley
I have been going to Lynn for over 9 years and she has helped me through divorce, raising children as a single Mom, and navigating dating in later life. Lynn is a wonderful therapist not only for her compassion but also how she really “gets” me and is able to discover what my true issues are and develop life skills to deal with them. She also is very aware of the progress made even on issues discussed years ago which gives me a sense of growth and accomplishment.
Lynn was exceptionally helpful to me during a time of difficult transitions in my life. She helped me deal with my emotions in a constructive and positive manner.
Lynn is a great teacher and guide. She helped me learn new skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Thanks to her, I am now much better prepared to cope with difficulties and make the sorts of changes I want.
I am so grateful to been referred to Lynn. Her manner immediately put me at ease. Her knowledge of various tools and ability to help me learn to use them were exactly what I needed to deal with difficult situations.
Lynn helped me see clearer during a particularly stressful and emotional time. She helped me tap into underlying thoughts and expectations that had eluded my conscious mind. This new awareness allowed a shift in perspective that brought back a calmer, wiser, and truer Me; now equipped with timeless tools to help with whatever life offers. Lynn has a real gift to facilitate healing, and personal growth. Her expertise, genuine concern, and creativity are just what this world needs.
I began seeing Lynn about four years ago. Since that time, she has helped me overcome several different challenges.
Before I met her, I’d tried seeing other therapists and just didn’t feel as if they were a good fit for me. As I needed help with an issue that was deeply personal and sensitive in nature, I hadn’t felt comfortable talking with anyone about it before her.
When I did begin talking with her about it, it took me a while to fully discuss the nature of events I needed help with. I feel like Lynn was extremely patient and understanding of this and, for that reason, I was finally able to begin working through this issue.
There is not a doubt in my mind that I would not be alive today if it weren’t for Lynn helping me help myself. Even though I’d seen a therapist previously for my eating disorder, it wasn’t until seeing Lynn that I really got to the root of the problem. Instead of focusing on weight and eating disorder behaviors, she focuses on what was behind the eating disorder and, for me, that was when I was finally able to tackle it.
I really value the patience, caring demeanor, and dedication Lynn has toward her work. I feel like what sets her most apart from other professionals is, as a client, you genuinely feel like she cares about you. In addition to that, as a life coach, she also provides more of a direct approach than a social worker or other mental health professional would be able to do.
I would recommend Lynn to anyone.
Through my work with Lynn I began to feel that changes I wanted to make in my life were possible and were happening. She encouraged me to dig deeper into how & why unhealthy patterns had begun and offered useful tools for my work in creating new healthy patterns. Lynn provides a very safe, comfortable yet serious space to realize growth & change.
Lynn Motley is the first therapist after many therapists that was able to get through to me in a way that no other therapist could. She creates an environment that is gentle, safe, nonjudgmental, and nurturing. Also, she does not try to push you to take medications if you are not comfortable with it and, from my experience, she never uses medication as the first resort. Finally, she is sensitive and respectful of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, something which was very important to me. My life is much better because of her.