Working with a diverse client population
Lynn earned her BA in Art/Art History and English Literature from the University of Iowa in 1992. Given her continued interest in the healthcare profession, she began graduate work at Northwestern University before conferring her clinical doctorate degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2001. Her doctoral research led to a position as an instructional designer at a start-up company in Boulder, where she wrote and designed online courses for medical professionals. Lynn has published several book chapters and journal articles in various medical and nursing publications.
In 2006, Lynn went back to school at her alma mater and obtained her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree. Upon completion of the PMHNP degree, Lynn starting working at Stout Street Clinic, a non-profit clinic located in Denver, Colorado committed to providing medical and mental health services to the homeless. In addition to working as a PMHNP at SSC, she is spear-heading a camera project to determine if photographs taken by clients can help facilitate the therapeutic relationship between clinician and client.
Lynn is also a Cranio-Sacral Therapist. Her ultimate professional goal is to have an art gallery where people with mental illness can create and showcase their art.