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Linda Gonzalez, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience counseling individuals and groups in residential and community-based settings. If you are struggling to cope with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, stress, or new or worsening health issues - I can help. I will provide a safe space for you to express your needs and desires, work with you to examine, explore and expand your understanding of your situation and help you align your actions and intentions. My approach is collaborative and strength-based and my techniques are influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I believe that you have the power to make decisions and take actions that will lead to a more fulfilling life. Let's get started today!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, 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, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL LCSW 149.019632


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda Gonzalez. 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 the best! She has a very calming presence.

Written on Apr 15, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I enjoyed working with her a lot!

Written on Mar 27, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Linda is great about helping me reorient to the mind body energy connection within me.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Linda was great

Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Linda made me feel very comfortable from the start allowing me be open about what I’m really thinking and feeling. She has been a great listener, and always gives me helpful feedback. She is organized in her approach making it much easier for me to implement that feedback into my life. She truly has been a blessing for what I have been going through lately. And I can already feel a positive change in my way of thinking. She definitely knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her to everyone!!!

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Linda is phenomenal. She is a compassionate and caring listener, who will provide the intellectual feedback you are yearning for. In my experience of only 3 sessions with her, I have already acquired skills in better understanding myself and others. I recommend completing the worksheets she provides. They help you reflect on each session, with a positive outlook in moving forward. Whatever your situation may be Linda is very open, accepting, and willing to help. She is just a great human being to her core. For once, I feel like I am not alone and I have never felt more positive about my life in a long time.
Thank you Linda.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts