Faculty: Lynn M. Cormier-Sayarath, MSW, LICSW

Lynn M. Cormier-Sayarath, MSW, LICSW

Lynn M. Cormier-Sayarath, MSW, LICSW

Teaching Faculty, BS in Psychology and Human Services

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution Year
MSW   Smith College School for Social Work 2001
BA Psychology Becker College 1999
AS Human Services Becker College 1997

Research and Practice Interests

  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention
  • Eating Disorder Clinical Specialty
  • Behavioral Health in our Schools
  • REDS (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) – sports as a protective factor for mental health

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • LICSW (MA) - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • MA Department of Education - School Adjustment Counselor/Social Worker


  • Unsung Hero - Greater Gardner Community Impact Award

Publications and Presentations

  • Career Pathways in Mental Health, presented at Gardner High School
  • Conducting the Family Meeting in Elder Care Decisions, presented at the Boston College Elder Care Support Group, Boston, MA
  • Understanding and Identifying Eating Disorders, a presentation for Public School Professionals, Greater Gardner Area
  • Mindful Eating Seminar
  • The Body Image Project, presented at several locations throughout North Central MA

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Private Mental Health Practice, Templeton, MA - Lynn Cormier-Sayarath, MSW, LICSW 2008 - Present
  • Central Massachusetts Eating Disorder Supervisory Group
  • TEAM (Tackling Every Athletes Mental Health) – Curriculum designed and approved by Gardner Public Schools Superintendent for implementation during the 2023-2024 school year to all athletes attending and participating at Gardner High School, Gardner, MA
  • MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) Policy Change Committee – working collaboratively with local substance abuse agencies to propose changes to the current MIAA Substance Abuse policy.  Through advocacy and education, we hope to change an archaic approach to substance abuse intervention in sport.
  • Board Member, Secretary - Holy Family Academy Advisory Board, Gardner, MA (Private Catholic PreK-8 School)
  • Leadership Team - Greater Gardner Women's Circle of Giving (Philanthropy project)

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Mount Wachusett Community College, 2021 - 2023
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Becker College, 2005 -2021
  • Gardner High School Field Hockey Coach 2003 - 2022
  • Co-Founder, Board Chair, Girls on the Run Worcester County (Worcester, MA) Nonprofit
  • Co-Leader/Founder, North Central Parent Eating Disorder Support Group

Community Involvement

  • Community Action Committee – Gardner, MA – Volunteer for monthly food pantry restocking.
  • Annunciation Parish, Gardner, MA – Faith based fundraising events volunteer.
  • Holy Family Academy, Gardner, MA – Alumni Relations Chair
  • Greater Gardner Women’s Circle of Giving, Gardner, MA – Leadership Chair and active member
  • Gardner High School Athletic Hall of Fame Executive Committee, Gardner, MA
  • Boston Field Hockey Umpires Association - Field Hockey Umpire Central MA
  • Acadien Social Club Annual Golf Tournament - Committee Chair and Scholarship Committee
  • Andrew Boucher Memorial Scholarship Committee, Gardner, MA
  • Girls on the Run Worcester County, Whitinsville, MA – 5K Volunteer
  • Boston Athletic Association, Boston, MA – Boston Marathon Volunteer
  • Wreaths Across America, Winchendon, MA – Laying of the Wreaths Volunteer
  • Joe Andruzzi Foundation – Stick it to Cancer Event, Gardner, MA – Coordinator
  • Greater Gardner Hundred Dollar Club, Gardner, MA – Member