Lynn Davilla Shields
LYNN DAVILLA SHIELDS, PHD
Welcome to my website. My name is Lynn Davilla Shields and I have been a licensed psychologist for over 20 years. I am grateful to be able to sincerely say that I love what I do and find it a very rewarding profession.
Over the years I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Although I am a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, I also work with clients who have Depression, Anxiety (including OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress issues, relationship issues and addiction.
My work with clients is collaborative. I like to actively engage in treatment with my clients and work together towards their goals. I use techniques and tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, as well as Family Systems Therapy. I have also done training with James Locke in Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders. I also use a very effective treatment for trauma called EMDR.
I see each of my clients as unique individuals and base my work with them on that principle. Therefore, I tend to integrate a number of different approaches depending on the particular needs and goals of the individual. My style is to be actively engaged in understanding my clients’ feelings, thoughts and history in order to help them better understand themselves.