Christie Lynk, MAP

MA, Existential Phenomenological Psychology

Clinical Director

Phone: 206.296.5400

Building/Room: Casey 317



Christie Lynk teaches at Seattle University and is the Clinical Director of the Master of Arts in Existential Phenomenological Psychology Program. Her work explores the therapeutic alliance, the realms of personal development, spiritual formation and practices of restoration. Christie currently serves on the board at the Whidbey Institute where she co-facilitates the Powers of Leadership program.

Christie Lynk graduated from Seattle University with an MA in Existential, Phenomenological, Therapeutic Psychology. Her love of teaching and supervision is brought to the classroom and in private practice as a clinician. Christie is co-facilitator for the Powers of Leadership cycle at the Whidbey Institute.  She offers supervision to individuals and consultation to organizations through group facilitation. Her writing and speaking considers restoration in community, development and formation, and the common good.

Her teaching/research interests include clinical-relational psychology, trauma stewardship, fear of difference, and practices of silence and restoration.

Special Interest Areas

Relational psychotherapy, therapeutic communication, clinical supervision,  rhythmicity in therapy, sabbatical restoration, and grief rituals.

Statement on the Philosophical Foundation of Psychology

We learn and practice psychology as a relational act; seeking to make meaning as we embrace desire, grief, suffering, reconciliation, gratitude and hope. Psychology invites us to the intimate and vulnerable confession that we long to love and be loved as we bear witness to the lives of others.