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.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AR LCSW 6821-C
OR LCSW L7291
Direct,down to earth and compassionate.
Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
She's great and very experienced. She has been a a major part of my healing process
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 4 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coaching
Linda is a very compassionate therapist. I personally feel that’s an important trait to have when working with someone!
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Talking to Linda is like talking to a non-judgmental friend.
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Linda has been wonderful. She listen wells, asks thoughtful questions, and provides supportive and affirmational responses.
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I found it beneficial to talk to Linda while I was going through some pretty big life changes while struggling with depression.
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem