Greetings! The search for a therapist who will best meet your needs can be daunting. Maybe I would be a good match for you. Here is a description of who I am and what I have to offer. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years and have worked with children and families, Veterans and adults. I have worked with adults of all ages. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, domestic violence, PTSD, illness and end of life.
I am genuine, engaging and I bring compassion and presence to my practice. A therapeutic relationship requires a bond of trust, caring, and respect. For people to move forward in personal and interpersonal growth, we need to feel valued. I use an integrative approach to my practice, incorporating methods of therapy such as wellness coaching, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction. My frame of reference focuses on wellness, not illness. My approach is client centered. This is about your process and your goals. My goal through this process will be the same as your goal – to help you close the gap between where you are right now and where you want to be in the future.
I am a joyful person by nature. I think it is important for a therapist to have contentment and a generous level of peace and acceptance in their own life. There is no escaping sadness and for some of us great trauma in a lifetime. Being vulnerable requires courage and being courageous requires vulnerability. I believe where there is sadness there is always joy somewhere nearby. Wherever we are in life, there is only forward. I am here for you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #L4980 (Expires: 2022-03-15)
LICSW #LW 60886738 (Expires: 2021-03-15)
She’s supportive and insightful
Linda is incredible. She is a great listener, knows the right questions to ask, and is excellent at recalling information that was discussed previously. She’s a great person to be able to talk through things with, and also provide inisght and solutions to whatever the main struggle we are discussing is.
Very attentive and helpful. Her guidance and advice are personable and relatable.
I’ve only had two sessions with Linda but she seems to understand what I’m going through and after our sessions I feel a bit better about where I’m at.
Linda is a wonderful, caring, and kind person. Her advice is always thoughtful and practical. She helped me through a really tough time. Highly recommended!