Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Lynn Lyons is a psychotherapist, author and speaker who has been in private practice for 30 years in New England. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.

She traveled globally (prior to our current conditions) as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools.

She’s been featured in the New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Psychology Today, The Psychotherapy Networker, and numerous radio and TV broadcasts.

“I believe anxiety is treatable when families understand how it works.”

She is the coauthor with Reid Wilson of two books on anxiety: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.

Her third book, Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions is a how-to guide for helping professionals looking to incorporate hypnotic strategies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, medical procedures, pain, and sleep.

Lynn Lyons Speaker Anxiety Specialist Family Therapist Author

Check out Lynn’s website for more articles, her event schedule, webinars and videos, and information about virtual speaking engagements.


Robin Hutson

Robin is the co-host and producer of Flusterclux. As Lynn’s sister-in-law, she has been a student of Lynn’s approach to parenting and emotional management even before she was a mom. Then Lynn had a front row seat at the birth of both her children as her doula.

She’s the founder of Luxe Recess, a family travel magazine, and a travel advisor who specializes in designing stress-free, joyful family vacations.

Luxe Recess offered the first parenting retreat featuring one-on-one and small group workshops with Lynn in the fall of 2019 at Canyon Ranch. She is excited to plan future parenting retreats and events with Lynn when conditions become favorable again.


Podcast Origin Story

Lynn and Robin organized a parenting retreat at Canyon Ranch in the fall of 2019 and had big plans for more retreats in 2020 prior to current travel restrictions. A podcast was always an idea for “when there was time”, but with two traveling gals at home indefinitely, they finally found the time.

Flusterclux offers authentic, compassionate straight talk for parents to connect, reflect, and feel prepared to support their family’s mental health with the stresses of our new normal.

Anxiety has been a growing, dominant force in the culture in recent years, and parents need to be on the offense to manage it and raise courageous and resilient children.

Robin and Lynn trying to do a serious video on flying with anxiety in 2014.

Our Topics

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Strategies for families to manage anxiety and other big emotions
  • Self-care tips for parents when they feel worry and exhaustion
  • Ways to increase family connection and joy

Join the Community

We invite you to join our Facebook group where we solicit feedback on topics from members for future episodes, and members can submit questions for Lynn to answer on episodes.

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