Linda Hanley-Thomas

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About Me

Hello! My name is Linda. I use she/her pronouns. I’ve been a mental health provider since 2004. Prior to that I worked as a maternity care coordinator at our local health department in Asheville, NC. I went back to school at midlife after witnessing the value of a strong community emotional wellness system in addition to services for one’s physical health. Following graduate school, I began working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in southwestern New Hampshire. For five years I traveled throughout three states providing home and community-based services to deployment cycle service members and their families. Prior to going full time with BetterHelp, I worked as a high school based mental health provider while we all transitioned through this current pandemic.

As a licensed clinical social worker, my approach is client centered, focusing on one’s strengths and natural environments. Along the way I have learned strategies that are time-proven for positive results such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Centered Treatment, Alternatives for Families - CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. More recently, I’ve been studying the practice of Mindfulness, which allows us to slow down and enjoy our human experience without judgment, building on our kindness towards self and the world around us.

We heal through our relationship with others. It is a part of being human. I look forward to meeting you and learning about the people and things that are most important to you. It is a joy for me to spend time with all kinds of people. In partnership, we will develop goals for you to build upon towards achieving your bigger dreams.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LISW #13183 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #C007711 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LICSW #1777 (Expires: 2022-04-29)


Written by A.N. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and a

Linda is extremely helpful and is a kind listener. She offers advice when needed and doesn’t push me to talk about anything I don’t want to. She’s a very wonderful therapist

Written by M.A. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

For the time I have worked with Linda I have felt like my needs and my concerns were listened to way more than any in person therapy. Even when I'm alittle late to start the session I still have full attention and respect. Linda has talked to me about alot of important subjects and given me resources to calm my anxiety and be mindful. I haven't had to urgently tell her anything since a week ago and I used to tell her bad stuff that would happen everyday. I feel Linda has helped me understand my emotions better and see validation in them rather than be bothered.

Written by S.T. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Linda is a wonderful counsellor. She has helped me alot. I found that her ways in which she communicates is super. She also gives me helpful work sheets with plenty of information on to help me cope with day to day activities

Written by A.L. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very thoughtful and caring person. I was able to open up easily.

Written by N.O. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I've only had a short time with Linda and she is not judgemental of me at all and that was my biggest worry about my specific problem. She does a wonderful job remembering small details I wouldn't expect. I will be staying with her as long as I can.

Written by K.E. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and adhd

Linda was easily the best therapist that I’ve worked with through BetterHelp. She was extremely responsive and always had some insight or helpful words. Although our time together was short(I am feeling confident and good enough to stop therapy at the moment) she was impactful. I would highly recommend BetterHelp and Linda to anyone. She was nice, caring, thoughtful, listened really well, and just had a really nice soft presence. I would have been very pleased if I had to continue working with her, and definitely could tackle any situation with her help.