My interactive style is very down-to-earth, infused with sincere and deep compassion. My therapeutic style could be described as eclectic because I will tailor my approach to your needs. I pull strategies from cognitive restructuring, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, rational-emotive, and reality therapies.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Family and Marriage Counselor with over 28 years of experience in psychotherapy. I hold licenses in both Virginia and in North Carolina. I have extensive experience in helping clients with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger management challenges, basic coping skills, workplace issues, relationship issues, parenting, and many others. Emotional irregularity underlies the challenges most people have that drives them to seek services, and I teach several powerful and simple techniques designed to help regulate these uncomfortable symptoms. I have an expertise in ages 5 - 75.
I fully understand and empathize with the difficulty most clients experience in making that first phone call, and will do my best to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. I will be with you every step of the way towards your healing process and am looking forward to meeting you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 15116
VA LPC 0701002197
VA LMFT 0717000032
Linda is a qualified caring counselor who has a genuine interest in helping the client live a healthy whole life
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 years and 9 months
Before connecting with Linda I thought that therapy wasn’t *for* me. Little did I know, I just hadn’t found someone that connected with me in such a way that I connect with Linda! She has such a gentle, compassionate side that I can feel through the screen. I have been able to learn more about myself and understand myself better.
I absolutely love the fact that I am able to message my therapist rather than do face to face as it’s easier for me to convey and express myself over writing/text. Linda has always accompanied my request for text sessions.
Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Linda is great! I would highly recommend.
Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes
I have been working with Linda now for 9 months. I reached out to her after a huge crisis when I realized I simply could not handle the stress anymore. This incident occurred after losing 3 immediate family members in the previous 18 months, and of course, coupled with COVID, starting a business, and having chronic pain issues from the military. Linda has done an amazing job with helping me learn self-soothing and coping skills to help control my anxiety. I have seen a tremendous difference in my behavior and a profound improvement in all of my relationships. I feel much better able to simply deal with all the competing obligations in my life and Linda has made all the difference in the world!
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Mrs. Giles is great. It’s amazing what has come out of these sessions and the awareness and detail of the events of my life she records. It’s nice to scroll back and read what we talked about. Helps me track my progress.
Thank you very much
Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I've only had one official session with Linda. But she has gone above and beyond to stay in touch with me and help me deal with anxiety and depression issues both before and since our session. I believe we were perfectly matched by BetterHelp, and feel totally comfortable sharing anything with her.
Written on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd