Dr. Debi Lynes has an extensive career exploring the relationship between the physical environment and its influence on health and wellness. She has combined her 30 years of experience as an interior designer and 20 years in private counseling to hone her practice and is now respected as an expert in her fields. She is also a well-regarded television host of Lynes on Design, airing for 15 years, and Healthy Living, on-air for the last 8 years, and Girl Talk.
Dr. Lynes completed her Ph.D. in Human Services and Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on counseling psychology, facilitative and supportive design as well as eating disorders and child and adolescent behavior. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) in the field of sleep disorders and insomnia.
In 2009, utilizing her skills as a facilitative and supportive designer as well as a counselor, Dr. Lynes founded Tulifinny Preserve of the Lowcountry, a Continuum of Care for adolescent girls post-stage one treatment for eating disorders, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. This continuum of care facility implemented the elements of supportive and facilitative design as well as best practices in the field and served adolescents.
Since 2011, in addition to her private counseling practice, Dr. Lynes has focused her energy on becoming an educational consultant and placement specialist for children adolescents, and young adults in need of special programming services. To date, Debi has served over 60 clients and referred to over 35 programs.
Dr. Debi is also a professional member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and a CEDS, certified eating disorder specialist. She is also a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Most recently DR. Lynes has extended her expertise to Aging in Place and is a CAPS specialist….Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She is in development at this time on FREUDIAN SLIPCOVERS...creating a lifelong home and environment, A program that focuses on psychology, safety, and design features that make your home “lifelong.