Lynn Hardy is a psychologist who is the Cofounder of The Center for Hope and Healing formerly known as Hardy and Stephens Counseling Associates. Lynn is also one of the co-founders of the Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors. Lynn has over 34 years of experience in the counseling field working in a variety of areas including providing employee assistance counseling, hospital emergency rooms, Delivering Critical Incident Stress Debriefing services and consultation to companies and lastly 20+ yrs in private practice. Lynn received her BA from Bethel College. She received her master’s degree from St. Mary’s University.
Lynn provides clinical supervision and is a Board-Certified supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health. Lynn’s commitment to her faith, family and profession is of utmost importance to her. She believes her personal relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ guides in her personal and professional life. She is pleased to be able to offer the option of a faith based perspective in counseling for those seeking a more holistic approach in integrating their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health.
Lynn sees primarily individuals for a variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and trauma. She utilizes primarily a person centered and solution focused approach. Her special interests include women’s issues, life balance issues, parenting, and life coaching. Lynn also specializes in counseling those who have been traumatized by accidents, abuse, violence natural disasters or the effects of war. She has had specialized training in trauma counseling and utilizes alpha stim as well as EMDR which is a particularity powerful tool to promote healing. (See the EMDR page under “Services” for more information on this topic)
Lynn and her husband have been married over 35 years and She has 3 adult children and 4 grandchild. She feels like life is a journey and she feels very honored to accompany her clients on their own path as they journey towards Hope and Healing.
Lynn sees clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. She accepts most major insurance plans. Please call our office to schedule an appointment or to ask about your specific insurance coverage.
To check in to a pre-scheduled TELEHEALTH SESSION with Lynn, click this link to enter her virtual waiting room. Click “Allow” when your device asks for permission to use its camera and microphone. Type in your name and click “Check In”. Your therapist will be with you shortly.