Linda McNellis

LCSW

About me

Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and individual situations that prompt them to seek professional services. I am committed to assist individuals reach their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience working with person coping with loss/grief, depression, anxiety and traumatic stress. Other areas of expertise include: family/relationship issues and self-esteem problems.

My counseling style is to communicate with empathy and compassion respecting the integrity of each individual using empowerment to encourage change. The therapeutic techniques used in my practice include cognitive behavioral/dialectical therapy, person centered and stage of development theory. When appropriate I also include aspects of Carl Jung's work integrating spirituality which helps in understanding the deeper aspects of one self.

If you are ready for change I am here to help without judgment and with unconditional positive regard. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AR LCSW 6821-C

OR LCSW L7291


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda McNellis. 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 on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

I found it beneficial to talk to Linda while I was going through some pretty big life changes while struggling with depression.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Linda is one of the best therapist I have had. She listens and always has the best advice. The best thing about her is that she is patient. She knows things take time and she is patient throughout the process.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s just dandy!!!!!!!!!!

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda is a Great therapist. She is soft spoken, very kind, compassionate and a great listener. She always gives great advise and is very personable.
I highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Linda listens to me and replies in a kind manner. I’m very happy to change to her after my experience with Brightheart health. Linda helped to make things better w them just by listening to me and making me feel like opinion mattered to her. Maybe she didn’t make me feel any way and I just wanted to feel that way cause I choose to? Who knows!?! Psychologically I’m a little off my rocker! Or too overly savvy about my behavior?!

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I enjoy talking to Linda. I realize that she is acting within the scope of a therapist/client relationship, but that really isn't in the forefront of my mind when we are talking. She also provides interesting materials at my request for me to consider outside of our sessions.

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I was quite nervous about starting counseling, but Linda just makes space fit what I needed given how I am feeling. She listens first, and that is just a gift.

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda is a great lady! I ended up getting a new counselor just because we weren’t a great fit but she is very sweet and has a lot of knowledge about what she’s talking about.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Everything was fine. She let me just talk and that was something I needed

Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Linda has been really helpful coaching me through strategies to cope with quarantine. Thanks, Linda!

Written on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Linda was great!

Written on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Linda helped me through a tough family situation. Talking with her over the last two months has helped me trust myself and taught me so much about family dynamics. I appreciate her kindness and patience.

Written on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda has been really helpful and given me practical tools to implement the goals I’ve been working toward in counseling.

Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very professional and helpful.

Written on Jan 17, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I really feel like Linda cares about helping me. Her inquiries were gentle and insightful. I think that this counselor and I are a good fit.

Written on Dec 02, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I have been in counseling with Linda pretty much weekly for the past three months and it has been tremendously helpful. I can get really wordy but Linda was very empathetic and listened to me and really helped me organize my thoughts and emotions. She is very knowledgeable about many subjects and we were able to discuss everything from my shaky childhood to faith. I struggle with a lot of family and trauma induced anxiety and addictions and Linda really helped me put a lot things into a healthy perspective. Thank you Linda.

Written on Nov 18, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Absolutely real. Raw. Without judgment. And kind.

Written on Nov 07, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This was my first experience with any form of counseling and, at the risk of sounding like a paid testimonial, BetterHelp made it so easy! The entire process was simple and working with Linda was more than I could have ever hoped for. She was kind, empathetic, and allowed me to direct our sessions. Honestly, I felt like she totally understood where I was coming from. Everyone should feel like they have someone to talk to and everyone should feel heard. If it weren't for my current financial situation I would be continuing my sessions. Without a doubt. I am a huge advocate for counseling and BetterHelp made it that much easier to get started. 10/10 would recommend. I had such an enjoyable experience. Thanks for pulling back the curtain and showing me the possibilities!

Written on Nov 04, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Linda McNellis was very helpful to me, very skilled listening and responses. She clearly understand what I was dealing with and we were able to develop a plan, which helped strengthen me and clarify my current perspective.

Written on Aug 15, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Linda is fantastic! She has helped me tremendously

Written on Jul 19, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I had my reservations about joining BetterHelp, however the experience has been exceptional. Linda has been very knowledgeable and the appointments fit my schedule perfectly. I love that I know I can message at any time if needed and look forward to having our weekly appointments. I have visited traditional office style services in the past with very little luck in helping and large bills to pay. BetterHelp takes the pressure off. I want to thank BetterHelp and Linda for the services provided to me.

Written on Jul 02, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Linda is doing a wonderful job, I’m having a hard time explaining what my issues are, so she listens patiently and then asks questions to clarify. It’s helpful for me to get everything out and then sort it out, which she’s fantastic at doing.

Written on May 14, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

So far, Linda has been great. She lets me work in my own time without pushing. She is kind and seems to really have heart to help people. I’m so blessed we were matched.

Written on Mar 13, 2019 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

I didn't have the slightest idea how online counseling would be but I don't have a lot of money and the mental health services here seem to be in a bit of disarray currently so I decided to check you all out. I really liked being able to choose my own counselor. I picked Linda because she's sorta in my age bracket, is a Christian and has such kind eyes. I chose well. She's a great listener. She's intelligent. She offers ideas but has never insisted I follow up on them unless I want to. I really like how she can untangle my non-productive feelings. I like her sense of humor and I like it that she lives her faith by simply being herself. (I almost didn't check the Christian box, fearing I was going to get lectured or worse). I like it that I am making some positive changes. I like it that I feel excited about life. I think Linda has had an incredible impact on me.

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