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Toby Lynch, PhD

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Good therapy brings people closer to the things that matter in their lives. Feeling stuck, on edge, overwhelmed, burned-out, anxious, or depressed can be like a coded signal of how much distance exists between you and what matters, as well as a very real barrier to change. It is my job to create the conditions necessary for us to recognize and decode these signals, so that together we may better understand them, and so that you are able achieve the kinds of change you want for yourself. 


In addition to my private practice, I am a Clinical Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and hold a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. I work as Assistant Director for Psychotherapy Innovations at MGH's West End Clinic, an outpatient treatment program for persons with addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and as Director for Research and Development at MGH's RecoveryWorks, a program assisting individuals in addiction recovery attain employment.

I have extensive specialized training and experience in a variety of evidence-based treatments for addictive disorders (harm-reduction and/or recovery-oriented approaches) and trauma/PTSD. I am certified through VA Boston Healthcare System in administering Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD; and through Emory University in administering and consulting other clinicians in administering Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for PTSD. 

My approach to therapy is person-centered. I draw on cognitive-behavioral (CBT); dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other mindfulness-based approaches; as well as psychodynamic; humanistic; narrative; harm reduction; and other psychotherapeutic frameworks. 

I am currently only meeting with individual psychotherapy clients, and only meeting virtually. 


I have greater availability than what is listed in the book online feature of this website. Please feel free to contact me by phone to discuss preferred days and times. I will do my best to accommodate you.

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55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114

617-485-9172

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