Lindsey O'Connell joined the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program in November 2018. Lindsey is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Prior to coming to TLAP, Lindsey worked in clinical settings spanning the entire continuum of care for behavioral health including: acute psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, psychiatric rehabilitation, community mental health, and outpatient counseling. Lindsey's clinical specialties include somatic and attachment focused EMDR, trauma and addiction treatment, and mindfulness-based therapies. Lindsey is also a certified Veterinary Social Worker, focusing on animal assisted therapy and utilizing the human-animal bond to promote healing. Lindsey came to the mental health field with extensive experience in advocacy and government relations, which informs her current work in educating legal communities about mental health. Lindsey currently serves as Vice President of the Middle Tennessee Employee Assistance Professionals Association and as Legislative Chair for the National Association of Social Workers TN Chapter.