Linzy Barnett, LMSW
Specializing in sexuality concerns, intimacy difficulties, and LGBTQ issues.
Linzy Barnett, LMSW
Linzy is a passionate, social justice oriented therapist dedicated to helping individuals and couples expand sexual health and functioning, rediscover connection and intimacy, and explore their desires and fantasies. She has successfully aided clients in overcoming a wide array of sexuality concerns, including problem sexual behaviors and intimacy difficulties, by offering them her best critical thinking, authenticity, and dedication to creating a safe and supportive environment. She has a particular interest in LGBTQ folks, kink, and alternative relationships, all of which she explores by using sex-positive and strength-based approaches. It is her goal to listen to every client’s unique complexities, honor their personal stories, identify strengths, and collaborate with them to develop healthy and fulfilling intimate relationships.
Linzy graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2004 with her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, where her passion for social justice began. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College in 2014, developing a psychodynamic foundation for her clinical work. Her thesis focused on examining clinicians’ attitudes and level of education around topics of sex, gender, and sexuality. She is currently pursuing her Sex Therapist certification.
Linzy has worked in a variety of clinical settings, which has provided her with an array of experiences and diverse clients. She previously worked at Positive Impact in Atlanta, GA where she gained valuable experience working with individual affected by HIV/AIDS and struggling with substance abuse. Here the work focused on advocacy, empowerment, and skills training. Following this internship, Linzy worked at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, CT where she was afforded the opportunity to work with children and families and collaborate with police officers to help address trauma responses to community violence. Most recently, Linzy has been facilitating psychotherapy groups with individuals with problem sexual behaviors. In this role she helped clients process their attachment patterns, trauma histories, and sexual behaviors to help them develop healthy, consensual relationship patterns.