Marna Lynn MSW, LCSW, is the accomplished founder and director of Bergen Family Therapy in Ridgewood, NJ.
Ms. Lynn is a highly trained clinician with a degree in special education, clinical social work from NYU, and a certificate in child and adolescent psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Manhattan, a certificate in Psychobiological Couples Therapy from Dr. Stan Tatkin and the Lifespan Learning Institute as well as a certificate in Parent Infant Mental Health from the Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University.
She currently provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families on a wide range of difficulties. Marna’s exceptional ability to support the families she works with empowers them and creates a healing environment. In addition to her positive energy and compassion Lynn provides vital information which guides families through challenging times.
Ms. Lynn continues to add to her myriad of expertise by keeping up with cutting edge research regarding brain development, the importance of the child parent relationship, and family dynamics. Her commitment to families is evident not only through her constant drive for more knowledge, but also through her warm, empathic, and supportive demeanor.
Marna Lynn has gained recognition for her expertise, as well as her commitment and connection to families when she was chosen as one of New Jersey’s “Top Kids” Doctors in the New Jersey Family Magazine for 2011, 2012, 2013. Her talent touches people in a way that empowers them to create emotionally healthy lives and balance real life situations.
Marna Lynn is a clinician who continues to devote herself to helping others make the best possible life for themselves; many describe her as the best of the best!
Outside her practice, Marna conducts workshops for parents, teachers, and pediatricians, as well as for children. She is also a consultant to school administrators and pediatricians on common issues such as peer pressure, developmental concerns, and behavior modification techniques. Due to her unique talent in understanding how to raise happy, emotionally healthy children Marna is sought after to give presentations on a variety of topics.
Marna’s insightful content and dynamic delivery style turn an ordinary presentation into a life-changing event. She brings valuable lessons to life using just the right mix of real-life examples, current research, and amusing wit. Her insights compel listeners to not only pay attention, but to make positive – and immediate changes in their lives, as well as relationships. Audience members walk away with the knowledge, inspiration, and confidence required to make a difference in their child’s lives. Due to Marna’s passion for her topic and keen ability to connect with audiences, adults find her compassionate and “real,” and kids describe her as “pretty cool” and say “she really gets it.”
Marna Lynn is genuine in her approach and has a finely tuned ability to incorporate current research with her exceptional therapeutic style. Lynn is dedicated to empowering families by helping them work through challenges which hinder their relationships, as well as providing a nurturing therapeutic environment which enables families to enhance their bond.