Olivia Lynch, MS, LPC

Olivia Lynch, MS, LPC: Individual and Family Therapist for Newport Academy


Olivia Lynch, MS, LPC

With more than 15 years in the treatment field, Olivia Lynch has a calling to support young people struggling with trauma and emotional pain, and feels honored and privileged to help them heal by providing EMDR therapy and by training others in this modality. She trains clinicians at both Newport Academy and Newport Institute, our program for young adults, in using EMDR techniques to address acute, chronic, and relational trauma. Olivia is an EMDR Certified Therapist and is trained as an EMDR Facilitator through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She is also approved as an EMDR Consultant by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Before moving into her current role, Olivia was an Individual Therapist at Newport Academy’s residential treatment program in Connecticut, using modalities including EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Processing, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy to address adolescent trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and substance abuse. She is also trained as a Life is Good Playmaker, a practice that focuses on using play to help children heal. Olivia has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including intensive in-home therapy, an outpatient clinic, and a psychiatric hospital.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“One of the first things that attracted me to Newport was the philosophy of ‘We will love you until you learn to love yourself.’ We pride ourselves on taking a relational approach and building authentic connections with both others and oneself. Our skilled and caring treatment teams challenge our clients’ core negative beliefs and help them reprocess adverse life experiences. At the same time, through engaging in family therapy and experiential therapy, they are improving their family relationships and engaging in healthy activities that may spark new interests. Newport’s integrative approach is comprehensive and truly one of a kind.”

Select Achievements

  • EMDR Certified Therapist
  • EMDRIA-Approved Consultant
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Nationally Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
  • Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Western Connecticut State University
  • Undergraduate degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University