Mark Lynn, PhD, LP


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I believe in having strong templates for best practice with the range of children and teens I work with, and then, taking the critical time to transcend the template by seeking to understand each child and family's unique story. This is not only necessary but also sets the stage for meaningful, positive, and flexible outcomes for children and their families."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Lynn earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, with emphases on child/adolescent clinical psychology and pediatric psychology. He went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Children's MN, where he continued to gain expertise in child/adolescent clinical psychology, pediatric psychology, and consultation-liaison services. Dr. Lynn completed a second, two-year postdoctoral fellowship through The Family Institute at Northwestern University, specializing in family systems and marriage and family therapy, as well as collaborative/systemic models of psychological and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Lynn provides outpatient clinical care through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services clinic as well as primary care behavioral health services through outpatient therapy and consultation in the pediatric clinics. He also provides pediatric consultation-liaison services to the inpatient pediatric trauma center. His clinical areas of interest include working with children/adolescents and their families related to the broad range of challenges that can arise, particularly during key developmental transitions (e.g., to early adolescence), as well as support and advocacy for LGBTQ youth.


  • Licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Research in Child Development
  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies


  • Lynn, M., Grych, J., Fosco, G. (In Press). Influences on father involvement: Testing for unique contributions of religion. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Lebow, J., Lynn, M. (In Press). Family Therapy. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. New York, NY: SAGE Publications.
  • Reife, I., Lynn, M., Troy, M. (In Press). Sentence Completion Personality Measures. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. New York, NY: SAGE Publications.
  • Fosco, G. M., Xia, M., Lynn, M., Grych, J. H. (2015). Triangulation and Parent/Adolescent Relationships: Implications for Adolescent Dating Competence and Abuse. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
  • Grych, J. H., Oxtoby, C., Lynn, M. (2012). Parent-Child Relationships during Middle Childhood. In Mark Fine, Ed., Family theories: A Content-based approach. New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.