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My name is Linda Culver and I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (through NAADAC), and licensed in the State of Indiana both as a Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Addiction Counselor. I have experience working in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and outpatient counseling settings with many kinds of individuals ages 12 - 90. Being licensed in both addiction and mental health, my first love is helping people who are in 12 Step recovery with "outside issues" when additional support that does not contradict basic recovery principles is needed/desired. Typically, I am is cognitive-behavioral in orientation, with a focus on thinking/reframing and choices/behavior, and I strongly believe that learning to experience and effectively cope with feelings is key to more effective coping and a better life. I truly believe that "no situation is hopeless," that no problem is so difficult that it cannot be improved, and that no unhappiness is so great that it cannot be lessened (tenets of recovery programs). When adjustment to change is difficult, when grief and loss are overwhelming, or when stress seems overpowering, I believe that it makes a huge difference to "walk though" the adjustment, grief and/or stress with someone else, and talking about it (or sometimes talking about talking about it) is the first step towards learning to manage, feeling better, and resolving issues. Feel free to choose any method of communication that feels most comfortable for you, and to ask any questions you might have. You don't have to know how or that this might work to start the process! Congratulations on getting started!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LMHC 39001427A
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda Culver. 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.
Linda is thoughtful and kind
Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is responsive, understanding, and very helpful! I would recommend her to everyone!
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Linda has been a great help. I have had a tangled mess of things to unravel and she has been wonderful in guiding me through the mess.
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
I honestly feel so much better in the short time I have been working with Linda! She makes it seem like I am conversing with a friend.
Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Absolutely amazing, changed my life
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Linda is always helpful with looking at situations in a different manner and is very helpful in providing advice based her knowledge. She goes out of her way to help and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is needing help.
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 5 months