Licensure: Maryland LCM399
Licensed since: 2006
Bachelor’s: Family Studies & Psychology, 2002 University of Arizona
Master’s: Couple & Family Therapy, 2005 University of Maryland
PhD: Family Science, 2010, University of Maryland
As a Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist and a Doctor of Family Science, I’ve created a team of highly-qualified and passionate professionals at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates that treats each client as an individual and every case as unique.
Since no two problems are the same, neither are clients … or therapists. Here, our clinicians have varied backgrounds and expertise with a common goal: to help people experience the joyful lives they deserve. I believe we have something to offer everyone who comes to us with a genuine desire to grow and achieve their goals, whatever they are.
I’m proud that my broad training has prepared me to work with any client who comes to me committed to working toward healing. Thanks to my training in Medical Family Therapy, I’m drawn to working with couples and families facing medical and genetic challenges. I’ve worked extensively with women in hereditary breast/ovarian cancer families. And, my personal ongoing research on the psychosocial and behavioral issues in cancer genetics has enabled me to deeply understand how individuals, couples, and families cope with genetic susceptibility to serious disease and illness.
I am also deeply passionate about working with couples of all types. Many of my clients are committed couples struggling with tough times in their relationships. Issues faced include infidelity, loss of passion, breakdown in communication, parenting disagreements, and many others. I also work with many dating and engaged couples who wish to figure out ways to strengthen their relationships, or are deciding about whether to stay together and solidify their commitment.
In addition to my credentials listed on the homepage and maintaining this practice, I’ve worked with individuals, couples, and families in multiple contexts including:
I’ve been honored to speak to local and national audiences about emotionally and physically abusive relationships, coping with depression and anxiety, and collaborative care in treating individuals and families with hereditary cancer syndromes. I’ve published peer-reviewed articles in a number of scholarly journals. And, because I enjoy educating young therapists (and find it a great way to keep my own work fresh!), I’ve taught both clinical and non-clinical classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland and at Marymount University.
I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT). In addition, I am the President-Elect of the Middle Atlantic Division of AAMFT and have served on that board since 2008. I also hold professional memberships in the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) and National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). In addition to my clinical work in the practice, I am employed in the Clinical Genetics Branch at the National Cancer Institute, where I conduct psychosocial and behavioral research in cancer genetics and work with individuals, couples, and families at increased hereditary risk of cancer.
I take every client seriously; but that doesn’t mean that I’m serious with every client. My work has required me to help people through incredibly painful situations, and throughout them I’ve tried to inject warm, empathic humor when possible and appropriate. Kindness and a light heart are healing. I do my best to bring that ideal to all sessions.
When not working I like to recharge by exercising and teaching fitness classes, traveling, reading, and spending time with my wonderful friends and family.