Kim Lynn Lehnert

Psychologist, PhD

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Kim Lynn Lehnert, PhD, Psychologist in Port Jefferson Station
(631) 240-0508 Website

Kim Lynn Lehnert

Psychologist, PhD


Location

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island
5225 Nesconset Highway
Building 1, Units 7 & 8
Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776
(631) 240-0508

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DBT Psychological Services of Long Island
Setauket, New York 11733
(631) 240-0508

In my work as a clinical psychologist, I believe the connection between therapist and client to be the most important agent of change. Healing happens best in the context of a warm, collaborative and supportive relationship. When an individual is going through a difficult time or life experience, he or she often feels small, disconnected and incapable of making positive changes on his or her own. In safe connection, it becomes possible for the individual to feel empowered, connected and more flexible and capable of making the decisions and behavioral changes necessary to heal and/or move forward.

For 22 years, I have specialized in providing individual and skills training using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with teens, adults, and the elderly. My particular interests in trauma, substance abuse, autism spectrum disorder, and chronic suicidality has enhanced my ability to work with people presenting with more common issues of depression, anxiety and interpersonal difficulties.

I believe it is important to help clients identify and articulate their life goals and to work towards achieving them together. I tend to be solution-focused rather than problem-focused. Specifically, I am intensively trained in and have been a national trainer in Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT).

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License No. and State: 013596 New York

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $180
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • UBH
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychological Association
  • Member Since: 1997
  • Membership: Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
  • Member Since: 2004

Kim Lynn Lehnert's Groups

Adult DBT Skills Group

Group focuses on teaching 4 skills modules: Mindfulness skills, Distress Tolerance skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Group members are between the ages of 21 and 70. Wednesday group is 4:00 to 5:30pm. Thursday group is 1:00 to 2:30pm.

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Multi-Family DBT Skills Groups

Multi-Family DBT Skills Group meets weekly for 2 hours and reviews 5 modules: Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, and Middle Path Skills. Psychoeducation about diagnosis, parenting, and skills implementation is provided.

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College-Aged/Young Adult DBT Skill Group

Provides support and psychoeducation to increase behavioral coping skills including: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

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Location

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island
5225 Nesconset Highway
Building 1, Units 7 & 8
Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776
(631) 240-0508

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island
Setauket, New York 11733
(631) 240-0508
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Autism
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Client-centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Thinking
  • Strength-Based
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2018
Kim Lynn Lehnert, PhD, Psychologist in Port Jefferson Station

Kim Lynn Lehnert

Psychologist, PhD