Lynne Murray Watkins is an MSW and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in individual, couples and group therapy and maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.
With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, and as a graduate of University of Houston with her Masters in Social Work, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of adult clients. Among her areas of expertise are trauma resolution, recovery from childhood abuse and neglect, management of mood disorders such as depression, adult ADD, anxiety and phobias, mindfulness practice, conflict resolution, communication and couples counseling, and relationship issues. She continues to advance her training in EMDR, a widely used and highly successful treatment for trauma and behavioral blocks, which she has practiced for 15 years.
In addition to her lengthy experience in private practice, Lynne spent 10 years as an investigator with Children's Protective Services in Harris and Jefferson counties, 8 years doing legislative advocacy, program development, and volunteer coordination with the Harris County Mental Health Association, and almost 2 years managing the inpatient therapies at St. Joseph Mental Health Center. She has a broad understanding of the issues individuals and families face in an emotional crisis as well as the needs they have for appropriate, professional treatment services.
She has remained a volunteer with the Mental Health Association and has participated in the Houston Trauma and Dissociation Study Group. She is currently a member of EMDRIA ( the national professional organization of therapists practicing EMDR), NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and Houston Group Psychotherapy.
Lynne is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal goals they are committed to accomplishing.