Dr. Sarah Lyn, PsyD is a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston Child Study Center – Maine, where she provides individual, family, and group therapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing an array of difficulties with emotion regulation, complex trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, and co-occurring suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors.
Dr. Lyn received her undergraduate education at Mount Holyoke College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. After graduating from Mount Holyoke, she worked as a Research Intern in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then trained for two years as a Mental Health Specialist at the McLean and Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program in Brighton, MA, where she supported children, adolescents, and their families as they navigated incredibly challenging times. While on the inpatient unit, Dr. Lyn fell in love with the field of psychology and went on to pursue her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at William James College.
During her graduate training, Dr. Lyn has been privileged to work with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan and within a variety of school, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Her predoctoral internship at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, CA focused mainly on providing short-term, group-based care to acute populations across the lifespan. In addition to her clinical background, she also received training in conducting neuropsychological and psychodiagnostics assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Lyn’s research focuses on the experiences of students enrolled in a school desegregation program, as well racial and ethnic identity development. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she is passionate about working with individuals and families of diverse cultural backgrounds and seeks to meet the needs of her clients by joining them in their healing journeys. Dr. Lyn is passionate about helping people access quality mental healthcare, regardless of their socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.