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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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, 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
It's more than just therepy. It's convenient, my counselor and I can have conversations about things that are going on. It's so helpful that these conversations can even be "in real time" as the problems are occurring. It makes it easier to tackle stress when you can message and get a response quickly.
Linda is good about responding to my messages she usually responds within 2 hours during the day. That quick response has help me work through some really stressful situations.
Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very attentive and compassionate! I am thankful for Linda!!
Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Linda has already helped me in just two sessions.. I feel she listens and has a grasp on where I am in my concerns. I look forward to learning more and how to better my relationships.
Written on Dec 25, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
Linda was exactly the therapist I needed. She listened, was helpful, understood me, and gave me the tools I needed to work through my struggles.
Written on Dec 08, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Continuing so utilize her suggestions and feedback to help shape my outlook and behaviors. She's got a great listening ear, empathetic heart and constructive interpretation. Glad I reached out for help!
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Linda is fantastic. She is empathetic and understanding, while also offering extremely valuable and actionable advice you can implement into your situation. She'll let you vent if you need to vent, and she will guide you if you don't know where to start. She has experience helping others with a variety of issues and this experience shows. She seems to have wonderful coping mechanism for every type of situation! Linda is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and bipolar disorder