Dr. Lyndsey Karns is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida and founder of The Middle Path, LLC. As a licensed psychologist, Lyndsey has advanced training and extensive experience in working with a variety of issues that can get in the way of emotional, spiritual and physical balance. Her areas of specialization include trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, depression & anxiety, and relationship issues.
The relationship you form with your therapist is a valuable partnership and it is essential that you choose a therapist that you feel understands you, accepts you and works with you to create your own path toward wellness. By offering free initial phone consultations, Dr. Lyndsey can help you determine if she is the right fit for you and your goals. Take some time to explore the website and learn more about her approach, services offered and areas of expertise. Please contact Dr. Lyndsey directly for more information.
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Treatment Specialty Areas
The wounds caused by trauma are often lasting and can form a formidable barrier to living a balanced life. Many are not even aware of how trauma has impacted their lives and others are all too familiar its crippling effects. It is important when addressing trauma related issues to seek a provider that is experienced in the assessment of and treatment of trauma as there are different types of trauma that require very different treatment approaches. To learn more about trauma and trauma treatment, click below.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment approach established by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Originally developed for individuals with borderline personality disorder and/or chronic suicidality. With years of research, DBT is now considered an effective treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety , self-harm, impulsivity, trauma/PTSD, and bipolar disorder. DBT aims to replace problematic and ineffective patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving more effective ones. To learn more about DBT and how it works, click below.
Use of drugs, prescriptions, and alcohol is on the rise as people struggle to balance the rigorous demands of life. Some are born into this world with an inherited vulnerability for developing addiction issues and for others, their problematic substance use originated as a way to cope with and manage stress. It can be hard to know when patterns of use have become or are at risk of becoming problematic. Whether your goal is total abstinence or cutting back, therapy can help. To learn more, click below.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an emotion regulation disorder meaning that individuals with BPD struggle to have control over what they feel, how intensely they feel it and for how long they experience the emotion. A disorder characterized by extreme mood swings, unstable, chaotic relationships, destructive /harmful behavior, impulsivity and chronic feelings of emptiness leaves sufferers feeling hopeless, misunderstood and deeply shameful. Fortunately, there is hope. Research has supported Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) an effective treatment option that enables individuals with BPD to learn how to better control their emotions, stop destructive behaviors, maintain relationships and create balance in all areas of life. To learn more about BPD and how DBT helps, click below.
Depression & Anxiety
Depression goes by many names- "the blues", "going into funk" and affects 1 in 4 people at least once in their life. While many experience low mood periodically, depression is characterized by the following symptoms for at least a 2 week period- low mood, lack of interest in doing things, experience of not enjoying things anymore, low energy, difficulty concentrating, sleeping too much or sleeping too little, changes in appetite and eating, feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt and even thoughts of suicide.
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with depression. Frequent worrying, ruminating, and uneasiness can keep joy, contentment and peace out of reach for many. Fortunately, both depression and anxiety are treatable conditions. To learn more, click below
As social creatures we are hardwired to crave human connection, acceptance, love and affection yet, relationships are often the most confusing, challenging, and painful facet of the human condition. Throughout our journey through life, we accumulate experiences that interact with our own biological hardwiring to shape the way we experience and relate to others which in turn influences the way that others experience and relate to us. Born from these transactional experiences, the barriers to establishing and maintaining healthy, satisfying relationships are often complex and require the help of a qualified professional to overcome. To learn more about different types of relationship issues and how treatment can help, click below.