Lydia Lequesne, LCPC
Lydia earned a BA in psychology from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), meaning she completed 4000 clinical training hours supervised by an LCPC, and passed a nationally standardized clinical exam. She has been practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy since 2014. She has experience working with a range of disorder and issues, including anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, survivors of trauma (using Prolonged Exposure), complicated grief, suicidality and self-harm.
Lydia’s favorite DBT skill is “Opposite Action.” Opposite action is used when the urge to act in a situation is not effective or helpful, and instead, acting in the exact opposite manner is what is needed, such as smiling and making eye contact when anxious and having urges to look away or avoid.