Lynn Linde, EdD

Lynn Linde

Chief of Professional Practice

American Counseling Association

Dr. Lynn Linde is the Chief of Professional Practice for the American Counseling Association. She oversees professional issues related to counseling and ethics and is the project lead for the Counseling Compact. She holds a bachelors in Psychology from Clark University and a master’s and doctorate in counseling from The George Washington University. Lynn is an ACA Fellow and served as the 2009-10 President of ACA, the 2012-13 Treasurer, in a number of other leadership positions, and was a member of the 2014 ACA Ethics Revision Task Force. Lynn is the recipient of a number of state and national awards, including the Carl Perkins Award, The Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, two Presidential Awards, and a lifetime achievement award from the Maryland Counseling Association. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from AASCB in January 2024. She is the author/coauthor of a number of book chapters on ethical/legal issues for counselors and makes frequent presentations on ethics, the Counseling Compact and current issues in the profession.

She has been on staff at ACA since 2016. Her previous positions include being the Director of Clinical Experiences at Loyola University Maryland and core faculty in the school counseling program, Chief of the Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch at the Maryland State Department of Education, the state specialist for school counseling, a local school system counseling supervisor, and a school counselor.