LYNN J. MARSH
B.A., M.Div.

Lynn is an Associate Counsellor at CCS who grew up in the U.K., completed her B.A. at the University of Toronto, and worked for nine years in film and television production prior to her training as a pastor and counsellor. She holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Counselling from Tyndale, and Advanced Level II in Psycho-Spiritual Therapy from the Toronto Centre for Pastoral Counselling (TCPCE). Lynn works equally well with people who have no religious or spiritual interest, and those who do.

Lynn’s approach to counselling/therapy is relational, inclusive, trauma-informed and spiritually integrated, informed by a variety of therapeutic modalities, and rooted in relationship with God as the source of wholeness, healing and transformation. She works with clients struggling with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, anger, shame, trauma, sexual and/or emotional abuse, sexual assault, dissociative disorders, emotional neglect, gender identity, sexual orientation, infertility, adoption, self-esteem, and marital/couples and family issues.

Lynn has a special understanding of issues related to church involvement, ministry and leadership. She also helps families and individuals negatively impacted by high-demand groups, recovering from spiritual abuse, or from controlling and exploitative “cults”. She considers it a privilege to journey with those seeking meaning, purpose and direction, working through past hurts and wounds, navigating life transitions, pursuing healthier lifestyles, and/or optimizing personal and spiritual growth.

Lynn is a member of CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS), an ordained pastor with the CBOQ, and has registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) in process. Lynn completed internships at North York General Hospital’s Spiritual Care department and at Christian Counselling Services. She has counselled individuals, couples, and families in pastoral ministry and private practice for many years.

In her free time, Lynn enjoys gardening, and the company of family and friends. She has interests in health, nutrition, fitness, social justice issues, travel, the arts, creativity, permaculture, and alternative housing.