Lindsey Reed began her journey in mental health in middle school, when she began seeing a therapist for anxiety and depression. Based on her own experience, Lindsey became passionate about the idea of helping others and followed her calling to become a therapist herself, pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Maryland (2012). During her time as an undergraduate, Lindsey volunteered with Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Towson, Maryland on the outpatient child and adolescent unit and Community Crisis Services, Inc.’s crisis hotline in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Lindsey went on to pursue her Master’s in social work from George Mason University (2014). During her studies, she interned at a charter school in the Southeast neighborhood of Washington, D.C. as well as the Vet Center in Alexandria, Virginia providing trauma therapy to combat veterans and their families. After receiving her Master’s degree, Lindsey worked as a case manager for several local nonprofit organizations that provide emergency housing for veterans with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. From 2018 to 2021, Lindsey worked at a large group practice providing outpatient therapy to a variety of populations and treated a variety of symptoms.
Both personal and professional experience taught Lindsey that traumatic experiences have a much more significant impact on the human experience than we are consciously aware of. To that end, Lindsey received training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)™ as well as Psychodrama and Somatic Experiencing ™. Through this work, Lindsey learned how deeply trauma can impact our nervous systems and how essential it is to bring the body into the healing process.
Lindsey feels strongly that a combination of experiential modalities can help clients not only recover from trauma but become better able to live fulfilling and happy lives. Lindsey established Embodied Connections Psychotherapy to put her skills to use and offer high quality trauma treatment.