A photo of F. Lynne Merk.

Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology



About Me


I’m a clinical psychologist who treats children, teens and young adults. While I am a generalist, the primary conditions I treat are anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) adjustment concerns and depression. I also provide pediatric psychological services for individuals experiencing chronic pain or illness.

It is truly a privilege to witness the resiliency of children, teens and their families as they allow us into their lives. I have great respect for the connection between our physical health and our mental health, and I feel honored to work at an institution that is so fervently addressing this relationship.

At my current practice I offer pediatric psychology and child clinical psychology that is community and family focused. I consult with other professionals and agencies that are working with my patients, and I locate additional community resources for my patients and their families when needed.

In 2014, I was honored to be selected by my peers as the first recipient of the Ann Moser Compassion Award within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s.

When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy volunteering, hiking, singing and exercising.

Clinical Interests

Anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); adjustment concerns; ADHD; coping with chronic illness; pain management; mood disorders

Research Interests

Quality improvement methods to design and measure evidence-based treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety

Clinical Divisions

Behavioral Medicine

Blog Posts

How to Help Children Learn Habits of Gratitude

BlogHealthy Living

How to Help Children Learn Habits of Gratitude

By Lynne Merk, PhD11/20/2019

Why Kids Are In Love With Their Lovey

BlogChild Development and Behavior

Why Kids Are In Love With Their Lovey

By Lynne Merk, PhD8/20/2018

7 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Manage Stress

BlogChild Development and Behavior

7 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Manage Stress

By Lynne Merk, PhD2/2/2017

My Locations

My Education

PhD: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Internship: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Psychology Internship Program.

Post-doctoral Internship: North Key Community Care, Florence, KY.

Credentials: Ohio State Board of Psychology.