Linda Guidry

(M.Ed, NCC, LPC-S)

About Me

Hi! My name is Linda Guidry, but please, call me Lindy. (My mother was the only person to ever call me 'Linda!")
Are your life challenges holding you back? Do your current problems drain your energy and undermine your ability to reach your full potential? I believe that within each of us is the desire and the ability to thrive, love, connect, and succeed in life. At times it can be overwhelming to surmount the difficulties and stress of living in today’s world. You do not have to do it alone!
I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor. I am licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana and the state of Alaska. I have been working in the mental health field since 2004. I earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Guidance and Counseling in 2008 from the University of New Orleans. Over the past 16 years, I have worked in several venues: private practice, in the foster care system, in a day program for chronically ill adults, and in the non-profit sector. My experience includes working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety and depression, anger issues and self control, self-esteem, grief and loss, and adult onset disability and chronic illnesses.
I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help my clients set goals and objectives and to work through their difficulties to reach their full potential
We often find ourselves searching for balance and stability in our lives but have trouble figuring out how to achieve it. My job is to help you do just that. I am dedicated to assisting you, as my client, in pursuit of personal growth, to helping you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of yourself and others, and to support you as you make important changes and decisions about your life.
People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it is an overwhelming lack of direction. Often, it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, happiness, and wellness!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LA 4416 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Jul 29, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and bipolar disorder

Even though I haven’t had that many sessions with counselor Linda I have gotten helped from her already. She understands my concerns and she gives me feed back.

Written by C.R. on Jul 28, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lindy is extremely helpful! She has helped me to see things from different perspectives and learn new ways to handle my emotions and negative thoughts. She truly cares and it shows in every conversation we have.

Written by P.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

MS. Lindy is a breath of fresh air!

Written by G.I. on Jul 08, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Lindy provided me with great resources during our work together, she is a wealth of knowledge.

Written by A.L. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Lindy is warm, welcoming, and was able to quickly identify what I was struggling with. I feel like we aligned perfectly. Looking forward to our next session! Thank you Lindy!

Written by E.R. on Jun 04, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lindy has been such a great counseling match for me. She takes the time to listen, provides professional and non-judgmental feedback, and she provides goals to focus on to keep us on track in our sessions. She's quick to respond and even checks in on me periodically via messages between our sessions.

Written by E.L. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Lindy is compassionate and understand. She offers new perspective to my personal struggles, and in the most kind and gentle way, provided me with truth and tools to use in my everyday life to move past my struggles. I hope to continue on with Lindy in counseling. From this journey, I hope to grow as a person with her, a professional walking with me through this heavy season of my life. In the short time that I've worked with her, she's offered me hope that there is life and light at the end of this tunnel. Thank you Lindy!

Written by L.A. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I have a lifelong history of recurring MDD and now complicated Grief. I am on meds prescribed by my psychiatrist. He also highly recommend I seek counseling.
Lindy is definitely the best fit for addressing my problems of all my prior 12 councilors over the past 40+ years.