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Linda Daly, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Colorado with 12 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
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Your signature at the end of the form represents an agreement for services between us and that you are agreeing any other person you invite to participate with you in the therapy sessions is privy to those conversations.
Linda Daly is licensed as an LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker by the state of Colorado, which requires an MSW, two years of supervexperience and passing an examinatioin with ongoing training requirements. Her license number is 984009. Her master’s degree in social work, an MSW, is from the University of Denver. Ongoing education and a fee is required to keep the license, but no further education or testing.
Linda Daly also holds a BSW in Social Work from the University of Kansas and a BA in creative writing and studio art from Mills College and an MA in American Literature from Colorado State University.
Linda Daly has an ACSW certification in social work through the National Association of Social workers that requires an MSW, two years of experience and passing a national examination. No further requirements are necessary for this certification except paying an fee yearly. It is not a license but a recognition certifying qualification for self regulated practice according to academy standards, which authorizes use of ACSW designation.
Additionally, Linda Daly is a Registered Play Therapist with the Play Therapy Association of America, RPT #T3890. This entails annual dues, having a license to practice psychotherapy, required coursework at a university in working with children, 150 hours of play therapy training, 500 hours of supervision, and specific play therapy supervision requirements, as well as ongoing training of 36 hours of continuing education and carrying malpractice insurance.
Linda Daly also is a Registered Sand Play Practitioner, and through Sandplay Therapists of America and is a candidate for certification. This requires annual dues; a graduate degree; specific coursework; a license to practice psychotherapy; 120 hours of specialized training in sandplay; 100 hours of process therapy in sandplay; 80 hours of consultation; approval of a preliminary paper; and carrying malpractice insurance.
Linda Daly is an EMDR therapist through EMDRIA. This requires annual dues,;40 hours of training; a license, certification or registralion as a mental health professional; two years of experience in the field of license, certification or registration; and ten hours of consultation with an approved consultant.
Linda Daly is recognized as a couple therapist withLevel II training through the Gottman Institute, which also requires a graduate degree in psychotherapy and a license to practice psychotherapy. Linda Daly also did a two year externship iwith the Colorado Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy Boulder, CO.
Please note regardless of the area one practices, all of the following information must be included in a Mandatory Disclosure Statement in order to omply with S12-245-216(1)(b)(1), C.R.S:
-ARegistered Psychotherapist is a psychotherapist listed in rhe State’s database and is authorized by law to practice psychotherapy in Colbut is not licensed by the state and is not required to satisfy any standatdized educational or testing requirements to obtain a registration from the state.
-A Certified Addicton Counselor (CAC l) must be a high school graduate or equivalent, completerequired training hours and 1,000 hours of supervised experience.
-A Certified Addiction Counselor (CACii) must be a high school graduate or equivalent, complete te Cac I requirements, and obtain additional required training hours, 2,000 hours of supervised experience and pass a national exam.
-A Certified Addiction Counselor lll (CAClll) must have a bachelor’s degree in behavioral health, complete CACll requirements, and complete additrequired training hours, 2,000 additional hours of supervised experience, and pass a national exam.
-A Licensed Addiction Counselor must have a clinical master’s degree, meet the CAC lll requirements, and pass a national exam.
-A licensed Social Worker must hold a master’s degree from a graduate schoolof social work and pass an examination in social work.
-ALicensed Clinical Social Worker must hold amaster’s or doctorate degree from a graduate schoolof social work, practiced as a social workfor atleast two years, and pass an examination in social work.
-A Psychological Candidate, A Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, and a Licensed Professional Counsrlor must hold the necessary licensing degree and be in the process of completing the resupervision for licensure.
-A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist must hold amaster’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family counseling, have at least two year’s post master’s or one year post doctoral practice, and pass an examination marriage and family therapy.-
-A Licensed Professional Counselor must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in professional counseling, have at least two years post-master’s or one year postdoctoral practice, and pass an exam in professional counseling.
-A Licensed Psychologist must hold a doctorate degree in psychology, have one year of post-doctoral supervision, and pass an examination in psychology.
The paracice of licensed or registered persons in the field of psychotherapy is regulated by the division and the State Board of Social Work Examiners regulates licensed clinical social workers at DORA, Mental Health Section, 1560 Broadway, Suite1350, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303)894-7800.
As a client you are entitled to receive information about the methods of therapy, the techniques used, the duration of therapy, if known, and the fee structure. The fee structure is set by Better Help, so please refer to them to get that information.
Linda Daly uses an integrated approach to Trauma, which may involve EMDR, Mindfulness, Person Centered Therapy, Trauma Processing, or other intervention. Note Linda Daly is married, has adult children and minor aged grandchildren, rides horses and has show dogs, in addition to hobbies such as painiting, reading writing. She will always hold forth that the client knows best.
Linda Daly approaches her work with a trauma lens, respectful of personal differences and needs, whether a child or adult. Linda Daly is experienced in working with all ages, with specialities with children and seniors, EMDR and couple work. She has extensive experience working in trauma settings and community mental health centers.
It can be difficult to describe therapy in general statements, as it varies based on the personalities of the therapist and client and the issues that you wish to address. It requires you to be active in the process. You may discuss difficult topics and can bring up feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, or hopelessness. However therapy often has benefits to the people who experience it and it may lead to improved relationships, solutions to specific problems and reduction of negative feelings. There is no guarantee that any mental health therapy will be successful. Generally 12 sessions are need to begin to achieve change but my be much longer. For example, play therapy is minimally seen as needing 20 sessions to effect change. Some individuals may have sessions for a year or more, othrs decide to terminate very early in therapy. It realy is up to you, however Linda Daly may also decide that her services are not the best fit and refer you elsewhere.
Linda Daly is not medical provider and would encourage you to consult your primary care doctor about medical issues. You are entitled and Linda Daly would encourage you to keep in regular communication with her about your progress in treatment and your treatment goals will be on the Better Help portal for you to read and you can ask for the goals to be changed at anypoint in the treatment and your agreement is then electronic.
Linda Daly sees persons of both sexes and all sexual orientations, races and religions, adults or children 3 and up, as well as couples and families. Post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, stress management, communication issues, bi-polar, ADHD, anger issues, attachment, grief, being a victim of bullying, sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect are typical of clients seen in the practice. She does not specialize in substance abuse, criminal justice matters, psychosis or character disorders. In those circumstance, she will refer you elsewhere, or if you are involved in substance abuse treatment elsewhere, such as AA, then you can be seen by Linda Daly for mental health issues, such as described above.
Attachment, independence and self estem may be the focus of treatment for minors. Family therapy may also be provided for children and their families or couples to improve communication. ere are individual sessions on behalf of the client with family members, or support persons, or partners without the client, where the focus is on finding a way to support the client, with the permission of the client.
Hours are subject to change and are posted on the Better Help wevsite. Generally offered are some morning hours, afternoon and evenings but not usually weekends. Several times a year Linda Daly may be out of the office a week or more but will let that be known well in advance. She may still be reached and will do her best to return your call, text or Better Help chat within 24 hours or the day following a weekend or holicay. If there is an emergency call 911 or go to a hospital ER or call the Colorado Crisis Hotline at (844) 491-8255.
You cay seek a second opinion or ask Better help to assign you another therapist at any time.
In a professional relationship (such as psychotherapy) sexual intimacy is never appropriate. If sexual intimacy occurs it should be reported to DORA at (303)894-2291, Mental Health Section, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, Colorado 80202; State Board of social Work Exminers.
Information provided by the client during therapy sessions is leglly confidential in the case of licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, professional counselors, and psychologogist; licensed or certified addiction couselors; and registered psychotherapists, except as provided in S12-245-220 and except for certain legl exceptions that will be identified by the licensee, registrant, or certificate holder should any such situation arise during therapy.
No recommendqtioin can be made regarding custody of a child. Both parents must sign for therapy, unless a court order can be presented or other documents showing one parent or a legal guardian holds medical authority. A release of information is required to be signed for health professionals, legal professionals, school officials, etc., to have information disclosed or sent from Better Help.
Children age 12 to 18 may sign up for there own sessions without permission of ther parents. See Better Help if this is your situation.
A release of information is required for disclosure of PHI, including a release of records to the client, which will be a summary including dates of treatment, times of treatment, therapy approach, diagnosis, progress and prognosis.
Any client unable to read or write can have an oral explanation of the consents and disclosures when needed. You are entitled to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.522a. Linda Daly will attempt to help you with these requests, but is not necessarily required to do so. This consent can be revoked in writing at any time.
There are some instances requiring disclosure of pHI, as provided in C.R>S>12-43-218. You should be aware that provisions concerning disclosure may not apply in criminal or juvenile delinquency cases, as provided in C.R.S.13-90-107. Linda Daly is required to report child abuse or neglect; abuse or exploitation of an at-risk adult or elderlyadult if you as the client or other neamed victim is the perpetrator, observer of or actual victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse of children under the age of 18 years or elderly person who may be subjected to these abuses or there is suspected nelect of any the the above such parties.
If it is determined that you are a risk to yourself or others, where there is substantiak risk of incurring serious bodily harm, including those identifiable by their association with a specific location or entity, Linda Daly is required to disclose such information to the appropriate authorities or warn the party, location or entity you may hav3 threeatened grave bodily harm or death to another person or if you are gravely disabled.
Linda Daly may also discuss confidential information in the course of supervision or consultation, in the event of a complaint or civil suit filed against linda Daly or if Linda Daly is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction to disclose such information or if a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena for information stated on the subpoena.
Another limitation on client help privilege of confidentiality exists if a client is in therapy or being treated by order ofa court of law, or if information is obtained for the purpose of rending an expert’s report to an attorney.
In addition there are other exceptions to confidentiality as provided by HIPPA regulations and other Federal and/or Colorado lasws and regulations that may apply.
Electronic information is also protect by confidentiality but there are limits that cannot be guaranteed. Emails, zoom, phone calls, texts and other platforms may have risks of access by a third party. There will not be communication with clients on social media outlets suck as Facebook or other products. You may best contact Linda Daly through Better Help. If you wish you can also ask for Linda Daly to call, email or text you and share only limited informations particularly through email or texts.By signing this form you are consenting to such communication to take place electronically, as well as consenting to treatment, knowledge of privacy limitations and that you understand and agree to the contents in the Disclosure as how if may affect your treatment.

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Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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License information

CO LCSW 984009