Jillian Lynum, Psy.D.

Senior Therapist  

Supervisor - Dr. Natalie Watson-Singleton PSY004352

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If you’re wondering if it is possible to live out your purpose without masking your true, authentic self the answer is yes.

Does it feel like things are spiraling out of control? Have you noticed changes in your mood, difficulties with work-life balance, or trouble adjusting to changes in your life?

To cope, so many of us wear masks as we navigate the many roles within our lives, and all the accomplishments, levels of education, and titles don’t seem to change that. In fact, they might even make it worse.  If you’ve grown tired of changing masks as you shift spaces,  or if wearing a mask has become ineffective, I would love to connect with you! 

 

Everyone needs someone and deserves to be supported. No one should feel alone in their journey of life, especially when faced with challenges. I have dedicated my career to being a source of support to others by using an authentic, collaborative and integrated approach while being sensitive to diversity and culture. In addition to talk therapy, I offer creative and alternative ways to explore core issues, such as mindfulness and meditation interventions that you’ll be able to apply outside of the therapy  room. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to support you in achieving a more holistic quality of life. I offer assistance to build your toolbox for you to navigate life’s daily challenges and thrive in the world with your phenomenal #blackgirlmagic!

My interest in psychology began during my pre-adolescent years as I often found myself pondering “the why” of human behavior. Therefore, I pursued my undergraduate education

from the Black Women’s institution, Bennett College in North Carolina and obtained a Masters and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. I have worked with individuals across the lifespan ranging from adolescents to families and seasoned adults in a number of settings including community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, foster and adoptive care agencies, and correctional settings. My clinical experience includes working with trauma, substance use, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, codependency, and more.

A native of the Midwest, former East Coaster, and current resident of the South, I enjoy listening to audiobooks, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family, and the outdoors. 

Why did I join The Black Girl Doctor? I am an advocate of Black women tapping into our authenticity and living holistically. We must be accountable and acknowledge that self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity for us to live fulfilling and meaningful lives!