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Lynn McDaniel, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist 



1985:  B.A. Psychology Magna Cum Laude
University of New Mexico

1994:  M.S. Clinical Psychology
University of New Mexico

2002:  Ph.D. Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience

University of New Mexico

2003-2006: Certification in School Psychology

New Mexico


Level 2 Certification in Telebehavioral Health

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Certificate in Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)

Evergreen Certifications

Certificate in Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP)

Evergreen Certifications


Lynn McDaniel, Ph.D. - Understanding Minds Psychological Services, St. Louis, Missouri



  •      ADHD

  •      Anxiety 

  •      Relationship Concerns

  •      Assertiveness & Communication

  •      Grief & Loss

  •      End of Life Concerns

  •      Spirituality

  •      Depression

  • ​     Disabilities ​

  •      Transgender and Identity

  •      Transitions Across the Lifespan

Specialized Trainings


  • Reproductive Trauma Essential Tools for Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, Birth Trauma, and Perinatal Mental Health Disorders

  • Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps Score

My Approach To Therapy


My approach to therapy is very interactive and humanistic. I prefer to meet my clients where they are in the process of change and join them in determining where they want to go in the future. This may mean looking at issues from the past that keep clients "stuck" and unable to move forward in a healthy and productive way or identifying current situations where they may need help learning and using effective problem-solving and symptom management skills. I am a firm believer that the therapeutic process begins with a positive therapeutic alliance and work diligently to assure my clients that they are important in their own healing process. My therapeutic style incorporates theoretically sound and proven interventions, while keeping in mind the unique qualities and attributes every client brings to the therapeutic setting. My philosophy is that each client brings with them a specific set of life experiences (both positive and negative) that provide opportunity for positive change and actualization into the best possible version of themselves they can be. My purpose, therefore, is to help them reach that goal.



  • A Comparison Between Children with Inattentive and Combined Subtypes of ADHD Using Neuropsychological and Neuroanatomical Measures

  • Analysis of Developmental Trends on Delayed Paradigms in Children:  Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Processing

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