Lyndsey R. Hjelmstad, M.S.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D. Student

423 River’s Crossing
850 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 706-542-4486


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Human Development and Family Science The University of Georgia 2013
B.S. Majors: Family Studies and Psychology Central Michigan University 2008


Antecedents and dyadic outcomes associated with intimate partners' emotion work performance, intimate partner processes and conflict resolution, sibling relationships

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Managing Editor Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 2014-2015


Hjelmstad, L.R. (2012). A review of “Marrying Well: The Clinician’s Guide to Premarital Counseling.” Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 11, 88-89. DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2012.639707

McCoy, M., Hjelmstad, L.R., & Stinson, M.  (2013).  The role of tele-mental health in therapy for couples in long distance relationships.  Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 12(4), 339-358. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2013.836053

McCoy, M.A., Stinson, M.A.,  Ross, D.B., & Hjelmstad, L.R.  (2015).  Who’s in our clients’ bed?  A case illustration of sex therapy with a polyamorous couple.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 41(2), 134-144.  doi:10.1080/0092623X.2013.864366. Epub 2013 Dec. 19.

Stinson, M.A., George, D.V., Hjelmstad, L.R., McCoy, M.A., Mennenga, K.D., & Bermudez, J.M.  (2013).  Finding your cadence: Introducing the dynamic developmental framework of supervision.  Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32(4), 19-32.

Working Papers

Hjelmstad, L.R., & Nancoo, C.P. (In preparation). Self-of-the-partnered therapist: How partnered relationships influence clinical practice and supervision.

Hjelmstad, L.R., O’Neal, C.W., & Wright, D.W.  (Under Review).  Emotion work division in married couples: Links to marital satisfaction.  Journal of Family Issues.

Advisory Committee

David Wright (Major Professor), Maria Bermudez, and Robert Nielsen