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 , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L7291 (Expires: 2021-02-01)

LCSW #6821-C (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling 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 by D.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.H. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.O. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling 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 by A.L. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Absolutely real. Raw. Without judgment. And kind.

Written by D.I. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling 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 by M.Y. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling 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 by R.A. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling 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 by A.N. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling 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 by S.T. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling 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 by K.E. on May 14, 2019 after counseling 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 by K.A. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling 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.

Written by T.A. on Dec 20, 2018 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've only been seeing Linda McNellis for maybe a month now and she's already been a huge help. She seems to be very knowledgeable. She's very honest of her opinions and advice. Highly recommend her.