Linn is a Provisional Psychologist at Myrtle Oak and is currently working towards obtaining full registration as a Psychologist. Linn holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master of Arts Psychology (Clinical and Health). In addition to her psychology degrees she holds a Master of Public Health (Public Health Nutrition) and 30 ECTS credits in Fitness (Achieved qualification as a Personal Trainer Level 4). She is also an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
As a therapist, Linn is empathic, warm and supportive with a genuine interest and concern for her clients. She believes in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their own motivations to recover and to assist them in moving closer to a valued and meaningful life.
Linn is trained in a variety of therapies and believes the best results happen with personalised usage of a variety of evidence-based therapies. As a provisional psychologist providing treatment at Myrtle Oak Linn integrates cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, family systems, and psychodynamic therapy as well as mindfulness and motivational work.
Linn has a particular interest in working with people experiencing any kind of difficulties related to eating, body image and physical activity and have experience providing individual treatment as well as group treatment. She has been co-facilitating binge eating, restrictive eating, and recovery talk support groups as well as groups on how to support a child or loved one with an eating disorder. Besides eating disorders Linn has experience working with a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, depression, adjustment and relationship issues, personality disorders, addiction, gender dysphoria, obsessive-compulsive disorder and behavioural difficulties.
Linn understands that seeking treatment for an eating disorder can be incredibly difficult, and that ambivalence is often a barrier to accessing or progressing in treatment. She is passionate about reducing the stigma around eating disorders and care about helping people in all sorts of bodies learn to feel comfortable with themselves, enjoy food and movement, and achieve freedom from body shame. Linn supports the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach and works from a non-dieting framework.