Linda Lavinson

LCSW

About Me

Counseling should be seen as a positive approach to dealing with life challenges. It is my belief that as a counselor, I am on your journey acting as a guide, always respecting that you are in charge of your life decisions. My professional experience has been in a variety of settings from hospitals to out-patient clinics working with people dealing with mental and /or physical problems. In addition, I have worked extensively with caregivers affected by their loved ones issues. The examples of concerns that people seek counseling range from depression, grief, anxiety, stress, dementia, relationship concerns as well as people trying to cope with the multitude of changes they are faced with in their lives. My work experience has been with adults of all ages including people in their senior years. My approach to counseling is a non-judgmental, supportive, short-term, solution focused one that leans heavily on a cognitive-behavioral approach. I do strongly believe that the relationship established between the client and counselor needs to be one of trust and mutual respect in order to have the best possible outcome to counseling. I received my Master’s Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. My credentials are a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW). I have 40 plus years of practicing social work.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #02184 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda Lavinson. 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.

Written by P.A. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is a great listener and has offered solutions…..

Written by D.E. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Linda Lavinson is kind, wise, easy to talk to, and an excellent listener. She is helping me find a happier healthier me. Her experience and helpful ideas have given my daily journey new hope.

Written by M.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and bipolar disorder

Wonderful Support! My family is going through a lot and she's been incredible in her advice and encouragement!

Written by D.A. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is a good fit for me and has already been a major help.

Written by J.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Linda is a very understanding woman. I love how she communicates.

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda is the best. From the start of the first session, I found it extremely easy to talk to her and open up. She never judged any of my actions or thoughts, and was supportive always. She gave me the tools I needed to enable myself to put the work in that I needed to. She is always available to talk and always responded to my messages in a timely manner. I was unfamiliar with cognitive behavior therapy before but it turns out it's exactly what I needed, and Linda was the perfect guide to help me through it all. Could not recommend a better counselor/therapist!

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