Inner Strength 

Psychotherapy - Medication management - fitness therapy 

Matthew Lynx, M.D., Ph.D. 

Board certified psychiatrist


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house calls in the greater Austin area 

Dr. Lynx has brought back the traditional model of physician house calls. For every appointment, our custom van will arrive at your home or place of work. Your session will occur in our comfortable mobile office, or you may opt for a "walk and talk" session at a park or around the neighborhood. 

With evidence based practices, Dr. Lynx provides a no-nonsense approach to mental healthcare. He is experienced in treating a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, and PTSD, as well as helping manage stress, working through difficult life changes, and handling burnout. Versed in a variety a therapeutic methods, Dr. Lynx utilizes a combination of medication management, psychotherapy, and other methodologies to tailor an individualized treatment for you.

What is Fitness Therapy?

"Exercise is the most potent, yet underutilized, antidepressant." 

- Bill Phillips, author Body for Life

Fitness therapy is taking mental healthcare beyond medications and psychotherapy by encouraging regular exercise as part of the treatment plan. 

Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of regular exercise in decreasing depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms. This does not mean you need to run a marathon to get any benefits (although you can if you want!). 

Walking, running, cycling, swimming, strength training, and many other types of exercise can produce results, both physically and mentally, with as little as 30 minutes per day

While not everyone can utilize exercise as their only treatment, it complements the effects of medications and psychotherapy and can lead to overall better outcomes.

Whether you are just beginning or have already started, Dr. Lynx can help you incorporate fitness into your mental health journey. In addition to psychotherapy and medication management (if needed), fitness therapy sessions may include discussion of your overall progress, help with setting goals, and working through any roadblocks you may have encountered.

Matthew Lynx, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Lynx is a psychiatrist with extensive experience in utilizing evidenced based treatments to help people manage a wide variety of mental health conditions, utilizing both medications and psychotherapy. He also is an avid cyclist and runner and has seen firsthand the value of regular exercise in improving and managing stress, anxiety, and depression. 

He completed a program jointly through the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine, allowing him to obtain both a M.D. and a Ph.D. He then moved to Dallas and attended the University of Texas Southwestern for his residency training in psychiatry. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. 

* Dr. Lynx does not accept insurance and is considered an out-of-network provider for all plans. *