Lynda Noffsinger, M.A.Ed, LPCS, NCC
Lynda comes to us after working in a variety of clinical settings. She started her career at a behavioral health facility working as a therapist on the inpatient drug and alcohol unit, then on the adult psych unit, and finally as program coordinator of outpatient services overseeing the adult partial hospitalization program and the intensive outpatient program.
In 1999, Lynda started her own private practice. This is when she first started working with eating disordered individuals and at one point 75-85% of her clientele had eating disorder issues. In addition, Lynda worked with individuals with depression, stress and anxiety, mood disorders, grief, relationship and substance abuse issues in her private practice. Lynda also worked at a hospital in Yadkinville with individuals in a residential drug and alcohol program facilitating groups and leading the family program on the weekends.
Lynda worked in a university counseling center for 12 years counseling college students dealing with transition/adjustment, sexuality, addiction, relationship, depression, anxiety, grief, stress and time management, anger management and self-esteem issues. However, for several years Lynda has had the career goal of working in a residential eating disorder program because working with eating disorders and empowering individuals to fight this disease has been Lynda’s passion throughout her professional career.
Lynda views recovery from an eating disorder as an issue of connection-reconnecting in a healthy way to oneself, to food, to other people, to the community and to the world at large. Lynda also places a high value on nurturing the individual so that internally the individual can begin to believe that they are worthy of wellness and recovery.
On a personal note, Lynda is a book, theater, music, and movie lover. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.