Meet Dr. Lucy Byno

Lucille Byno is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  In addition, Dr. Byno is an assistant professor, and the director of clinical training for the Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s and Doctoral programs at Antioch University New England.  She is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a Certified Family Life Educator, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and a member of the National Council on Family Relations.

Dr. Byno’s therapy and research experience focuses on relationship development and maintenance,  individual development, sexuality, couples and family therapy, pre-marital counseling, Christian-based counseling, adolescents and emerging adults, depression, grief, communication difficulties, divorce recovery and co-parenting, among others. Solution-focused, empirically supported therapy methods are utilized as treatment modalities.  Dr. Byno is a strong advocate of the link between the mind and the body.  As such she often incorporates Mindfulness practice and Yoga Breathing techniques into the talk-therapy practice.  There is research supporting these methods.

  • Ph.D. Marriage and the Family, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
    • Awards for Academic Excellence
      • Norejane J Hendrickson Scholarship
      • James Walters Scholarship
      • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
  • Post-Master’s Certificate, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
  • M.S. Sociology, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
    • Awards for Academic Excellence
      • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
  • B.S. Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Professional Journey

Upon graduation from FSU, Dr. Byno served as a professor at Florida State University and taught courses at Tallahassee Community College. Courses taught include: family relationships, parenting, introduction to counseling, individual life span development, marriage & family, and human sexuality, among others. Dr. Byno helped establish a supervised visitation program and supervised Ph.D. level graduate students at FSU’s couples and family therapy clinic while also providing therapy at her privately owned therapy practice in Tallahassee, Florida.

When her husband got a job in New Hampshire, Dr. Byno followed where she developed a thriving private practice and began her affiliation with Antioch University New England.  However, the Byno’s heart never left Tallahassee, so in 2019 they happily decided to return to the city and friends that they loved.  Dr. Byno is now back in Tallahassee for good and excited to work with clients to help them reach their life goals.


Couple & Family Therapy Services in Tallahassee, FL and the surrounding region.