I am a marital and family therapist licensed in Connecticut with nearly thirty years of experience working in the mental health field at all levels of care including a variety of out patient settings through in patient psychiatric hospitalization. My professional interests include: depression, anxiety, relationship issues in just about any context from personal to professional, effective parenting within both bio and blended families, career challenges, emotional abuse, women's issues, codependency, medical/addiction issues and their profound impact on family members, grief and loss, life changes, and more. Training as a family therapist with a systems perspective provides me with a solid foundation for working with people of all ages in a wide range of situations.
I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Connecticut in 1973, an M.S. in Education from Central CT in 1976, then an M.S. in Counseling with a focus on Marital and Family Therapy in 1992, also at Central CT. I was a public school teacher for nearly two decades before making a career change.
I believe that adequate self care and social supports, effective communication and healthy boundary setting, along with realistic expectations are all essential to life satisfaction. My clinical approach is founded in cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused. I strive to be positive, warm and strength based. I am privileged to work with clients exploring their challenges in a caring setting and find it rewarding when clients are willing/able to make positive shifts in attitudes and behaviors, restoring balance to their lives. It takes courage to commit to change. When you're ready to take your first step, I'm here to encourage and support you. I remain forever grateful to my clients. I've learned something from each and everyone along the way.
Always happy to hear from you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CT LMFT 000715
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Linda has been very helpful. I have been able to incorporate a number of goals that we talked about within the first two weeks. Thank you, Linda!
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Linda gives me the warm encouragement, caring feedback and wise guidance that has been entirely absent from those who I might have expected it from growing up. I am always deeply grateful for her pragmatism and care. After a session with Linda feel so much lighter, so cared for.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and career difficulties
She is an awesome listener and guide you throughout the change process diligently.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Very incitful into human behavior. Gives good advice on how to deal with difficult people.
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse