Lynette Spencer, LCSW, CCAT
Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives
Lynette values authenticity in every personal and professional relationship. Beyond her professional experiences and clinical expertise, Lynette is a clinician, mother, spouse, daughter, and friend; a person with an investment in the human experience. Lynette engages each of her clients in partnership, believing that you are the expert on your own life. By providing a non-judgmental, empathic, and safe space to explore ideas and challenges, she hopes that you, too, will become curious and adventurous toward accomplishing your goals.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Lynette has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her Masters of Science in Social Work from Aurora University. She is licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in the states of Illinois and Utah, and is a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist. She has worked in a variety of clinical and administrative social work settings, including inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare, crisis intervention, and supervision. She practices solution-focused, client centered therapy with an attachment and trauma-informed approach, and strongly believes in the healing power of nature and outdoor healthcare.
After 30+ years of parenting, marriage, and her social work career, Lynette has the gift of perspective. She’s made mistakes and has learned from them. A growth mindset and believing in goodness are her greatest treasures. Lynette believes that within all of life’s many challenges, there is hope. She is passionate about and works with clients to achieve a whole-self relationship, honoring what feels right, asserting oneself, and establishing healthy boundaries.
Lynette thrives when she can let her attention wander. This is best accomplished in one of two places: swimming laps and hiking alone. The immersive nothingness of the underwater experience and the birdsong on the trail are equally rivaled, but she notices the most creativity comes out of hiking; most often this results in a new idea for home or work, but sometimes she’ll be gifted with a song or haiku that materializes out of the quiet. Reading comes in spurts but rarely disappoints, and she is hard-pressed to miss her weekly Thursday morning watercolor class.