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David Linares, LPCC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Anger management
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About me

I believe everyone is doing the best they can in life and that it is a rare and special person who is willing to seek out help and strive to be better and live a better life. My approach to helping you will be to use evidenced based researched interventions. At this time I am offering short term services for 12 sessions. However, 12 sessions could still really help you make HUGE changes in your life and in our sessions, I will do my best to help you define your goals, listen to your issue and give you honest feedback, and make recommendations for you to consider and provide you with homework/tools you may choose to utilize to help you address the issue(s) you have in your life. Example, if you are struggling with how to communicate better and have LESS conflict in your relationship, I can point you toward some great resources that can help you learn how to normalize the issue, boost your self esteem and confidence, help you learn how to manage conflict, how to manage your feelings, how to express your feelings appropriately, give you greater insight as to why the conflict is happening in the first place, and tell you if you might want to seek out longer term counseling or a higher level of therapy, etc, etc.
I specialize in helping people with communication, relationship, anxiety, anger management issues and stress. If you struggle with deep depression, suicidality or an eating disorder please call 911 and seek out a therapist that specializes in treatment for these as I do not specialize in these areas.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Linares. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Love him!

Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with David for 4 weeks

I have found David to be knowledgeable, professional and in tune with my counselling needs.
He is able to send me information and advice which allows me to address the small steps that I need to take in timely manner. This has been a positive experience so far and I look forward to receiving messages from him which support my emotional needs and allow me to grow as in individual.

Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management