Chulyndria “Lyn” Laye, M.S., LAC earned her Bachelor of Science in Child Development from the University of Arkansas and her Masters of Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She is extensively trained in Play Therapy through the University of Arkansas’ Center of Play Therapy, and a 2021 graduate of the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy.
Lyn has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings including schools, private practice, and hospitalizations. Her experience ranges from working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, defiance, low self-esteem, dysregulated moods, peer relationships and conflict. She has additional training in expressive arts and rehabilitation counseling.
Lyn believes that people already possess the qualities within themselves to create the changes they want to see. Her goal is to create a healthy, trusting relationship with clients, to provide an atmosphere for change. She believes that empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, are the key factors in creating the relationship.
Lyn is currently a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of Arkansas. While completing her studies, she is focusing her research on the Mental Health of Black Women. Lyn is an advocate for all populations, especially those in underrepresented communities. She is an Arkansas native, born and raised in Dumas, Arkansas. Lyn is a proud Razorback and currently lives in Rogers with her husband and son.