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Jackie Lynott, MS, LCSW-C

Adolescents & Adults

Jackie studied clinical social work at University of Maryland, School of Social Work with a behavioral health concentration.


Prior to joining A Step Forward, Jackie has experience working with adults and teenagers experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder through intensive outpatient therapy.


Jackie also worked with families, providing in-home therapy to both teens and their parents.  She has further experience providing case management and therapy to those experiencing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder, in a hospital setting. Jackie has been trained to provide intensive support for those struggling with trauma and a history of abuse. 


With deep compassion, Jackie finds the best approach for each individual client in order to meet their needs in therapy. She is passionate about helping clients find peace and strength within themselves on their journey to recovery and happiness. 

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Through various evidence-based approaches, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, Jackie can provide a safe space for managing intense feelings and stress.

When not at work, Jackie loves spending time with family and a quiet evening at home, cooking a meal or reading a book. She has a passion for the outdoors, hiking, and is not afraid of a challenge, having completed the entirety of the Appalachian Trail.

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