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Linda Blackburn, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, my name is Linda Blackburn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University in 1993 and my Master's of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in 1994 through an Advanced Standing Master's Program. I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse working with Adolescents and Adults in Psychiatric Nursing for eleven years. In 1992 I made the professional decision to move to Social Work with the goal of becoming an LCSW. I received my License in Clinical Social Work in 1995.

I have extensive experience in outpatient counseling as the owner of my own practice for over ten years and in working in other outpatient practice settings over the years. While my experience has been with various diagnoses and behavioral disorders, my primary focus has been in the treatment of anxiety as well as depression. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). For twelve years I also worked as a Seminar Instructor with several continuing education groups providing day-long seminars around the United States on Grief, Bereavement, and Loss Therapy - Death and Non-Death Related. Over the past ten years, I also worked as an Adjunct Professor in Social Work for Shaw University, Raleigh North Carolina, teaching entry-level Social Work courses. What has been the most important factor for me over the years is the privilege to work with clients in developing trusting relationships that lead to an open team approach to counseling and effective outcomes.

My theoretical approach to counseling is primarily an eclectic one focusing primarily on a person's unique needs and the situation at the time. I believe in the importance of respect, sensitivity, compassion and always maintaining a nonjudgmental approach to counseling. The understanding and the acceptance of people for who they are and their situation, and then tailoring a treatment approach that allows for personal growth and positive outcomes is fundamental to me in my role as your counselor. I realize that taking this step to reach out and ask for help can be frightening and confusing. I congratulate you on taking this important first step, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your better life.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
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License information

VA LCSW 0904004997

NC LCSW C002773

Reviews

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I’m already starting to see some great results in working with Linda for just two sessions. She is so kind and gives such great guidance, and I’m very grateful for my sessions with her. Amazing feedback and patience. Thank you Linda!!

Written on Jul 02, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Linda is fantastic and is extremely compassionate as well as knowledgeable. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and understands that laughter is also key. I feel very fortunate to get to see her each week and hear her perspective as I work to keep myself positive as I go through the ups and downs of life. Thoughts are not facts.

Written on Jun 20, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Linda is very well thought out and methodical in her practice.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Linda has a lot of stories that at first I don't see what it has to do with my situation, but if I listen to the end, I find it connecting in meaningful ways that are more helpful than I initially expected!

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is knowledgeable and easy to talk to!

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda has been helping deal with some anger issues as well as some issues in my marriage. she has been a great help, very attentive and very caring.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management