THERAPIST & DBT SPECIALIST

Lindan Lawson, MSW, LCSW

Proactive Therapist Chicago - Lindan Lawson

Lindan is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and DBT Specialist.  Lindan received her clinical training at New York University (NYU) where she earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a concentration in mental health and substance abuse. She obtained her Bachelor’s from James Madison University where she graduated with honors.

Lindan has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) via Marsha Linehan’s training group.  Because of her training and success with DBT, Lindan is a leader in the Chicagoland area and beyond.  Lindan has been invited to present on DBT across the nation, and most recently presented at the University of Michigan.  Lindan has trained many new teams of therapists in DBT and continues to offer clinical training to indiviudal therapists and clinical treatment teams.  

Lindan stays up to date on the latest research and innovations in the field and recently spent 18 months undergoing extensive training on Mindfulness.  Lindan incorporates this training into her sessions and enjoys sharing the benefits of mindfulness with her clients.  Lindan strategically integrates Dialectical, Cognitive Behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches to create a custom plan for each person.  

Lindan’s expertise is best suited for people struggling with depression, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, and Mood Disorders. With the utmost compassion and authenticity, Lindan creates an environment in which you will immediately feel at ease. Using a collaborative approach, Lindan will work with you to identify and clear away obstacles that have gotten in the way of living the life you imagine.