Dr. Lindsay Doyle is the Clinical Director, as well as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist offering individual, family, and group psychotherapy to adults and adolescents at IntraSpectrum. Dr. Doyle understands the therapeutic process as presenting a unique opportunity for individuals to access their own resilience and develop increasingly satisfying relationships with themselves, their past experiences, their personal potentials, and others in their life and community. She believes that a trusting, authentic relationship built on a holistic appreciation of each unique person is essential to therapeutic growth. Accordingly, Dr. Doyle utilizes an integrated approach to therapy that is individualized, strength-based, and collaborative. She draws heavily on psychodynamic (insight oriented), contemporary-relational, empowerment, and mindfulness techniques and theories while always striving to honor socio-cultural context and creativity in her work.
Trained as a Generalist Dr. Doyle has been privileged to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds with a range of clinical presentations and needs. She specializes in supporting those who have endured trauma, as well as those who are navigating issues of identity development and/or life transition, bereavement and loss, and mood or anxiety difficulties. She is dedicated to providing affirming services to the LGBTQI community. Additional areas of expertise and interest include working with those who might describe themselves, their family, or their community as having “a chaotic background;” issues of acculturation or bi/multi-cultural identity formation; women’s issues and positive masculinity; sexuality and intimacy; suicidality; difficulties with self-esteem or satisfaction in interpersonal relationships; and therapeutic work with mental, medical, and allied health professionals (especially those in training) who are striving to actualize their personal and professional goals.
Dr. Doyle is passionate about social justice and strives to honor the tenets of empowerment and inclusion in her personal and professional life. Much of her outreach, prevention, and research has occurred outside of the US with communities impacted by violent conflict. Prior to joining Intraspectrum she has worked and trained in college counseling centers; with refugees, asylees, and survivors of politically based torture at Chicago’s Marjorie Kovler Center; with youth in residential treatment at Lawrence Hall Youth Services; and in community mental health with individuals whose lives are impacted by HIV. She has special training and experience supporting survivors of torture, rape, and targeted interpersonal violence who are engaged in legal or judicial processes, as well as in offering support and consultation to the legal teams and professionals supporting such survivors. Dr. Doyle earned her BA in Psychology from The George Washington University and both her MA and her Psy.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.