Keith Lyons, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Keith Lyons, LCSW

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I am an experienced trauma therapist with a specialty in complex PTSD, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, and substance abuse. I utilize EMDR and IFS as well as sensorimotor psychotherapy in many of my approaches to incorporate both the mind and body for a holistic approach.

I believe that everyone has a right to enjoy life and experience it to the fullest. No matter what the situation it must always be examined objectively and from a compassionate approach, because we never know someone else's story as well as they do. I meet the individual where they are, focusing on what the individual believes is the most concerning issue. Sometimes people put up walls to keep people out, other times they want to see who will break them down. My job is not to remove this wall, but to show individuals that they do not need them with the right understanding and support. I have worked as a Registered Behavior Technician with children diagnosed with ASD, with teens in a group setting struggling with gang involvement and substances, with adults struggling with severe schizophrenia, as a Case Manager with SDRC, and many other roles. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II for complex PTSD (CCTP-II), ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP), SMART Recovery Facilitator, and EMDR Trained. I am also a PhD Candidate in Psychology, finished with coursework but still completing my dissertation. When I was younger I had to struggle with many realities in my family: addiction, depression, suicide, poverty, mental health issues, and more. This afforded me the opportunity to experience first hand some of the crisis that many individuals in this world face on a regular basis. As I grew older I began to understand that my path was already in front of me. For years those around me confided in me for advice and help while I struggled in some of the same areas in my own life. I finally decided that I would do whatever it takes to focus my abilities on advocating for those in need. I worked full time while attending school full time, doing whatever it took to further my education and connection with those in the field of social work and community advocacy.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Chronic Pain
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Buddhism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Venmo

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Certification(s)
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional
Evergreen Certifications
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - Level II
Evergreen Certifications
ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider
Evergreen Certifications
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Trained Professional - EMDR Provider
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Walden University