Lynnare Deutsch-Ortiz has been in the social work field for over twenty years. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Psychology. She received a MS in Child Development with a specialization in Infancy from Erikson Institute. She went on to receive an MSW from Erikson Institute in Social Work. She has spent the majority of her career working with individuals and families who have experienced a significant amount of trauma and critical life transitions. Many of these experiences include working with individuals going through sexual abuse, divorce, major losses, domestic violence, and family conflict. Lynnare is also a developmental infant mental health specialist.
Lynnare provides individual therapy to adolescents, adults, and consults on early childhood issues. She concentrates on the developmental, psychosocial, and cultural needs of her clients. Lynnare is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and bi-cultural. She has experience working with Spanish speaking clients and the Latinx community. Her belief is that therapy is strengthened, and change occurs through a non-judgmental, comforting, and validating therapeutic relationship.
Lynnare has experience with the following:
- Spanish speaking clients
- Family Conflict
- Domestic Violence
- Relationship Issues
- Divorce related issues
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Abuse
- Coordination of childhood services such as IEP’s
- Early childhood trauma
- Families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
Billing under the supervision of Michelle Sierzega, PsyD, Lynnare is an in network provider with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of IL PPO.
Everyone will experience some form of trauma and transition in their lifetime, I believe that we all have the capacity to change and grow with challenges. I empower my clients through building a relationship of safety, trust, and empathy. I create a non-judgmental space to explore struggles and develop coping skills that can be used outside of the therapeutic environment. Through the therapeutic relationship my clients develop tools to use in their personal growth and develop a better understanding of themselves. I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse population from young children to older adults. I work with clients to build insight, understand the connection of their life experiences and how it impacts their current thoughts and behaviors.