Dr. Linda Pendleton

LCSW

About me

Hello, I am Dr. Linda F. Pendleton, MSW, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Mississippi. I earned my Master degree in Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi and my Doctorate degree (PhD) in the Philosophy of Social Work. I began my training in 1990, under a well-known therapist and in 2011, I started my private practice. I have over 30 years of experience in the state of Mississippi.

I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, young adults, couples, veterans and the geriatric community. I have extensive training in a range of modalities including, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based coaching, and family-therapy. I am an educator to graduate and doctorate students who are pursuing their goal of becoming therapists themselves.

I am passionate about cooking and baking for my family and friends. I am an avid football fan and enjoy all music genres. I am zealous about exercising in doors and outside.

I look forward to guiding you in a discovery of seeking your best life, one step at a time.
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SPECIALTIES
• Stress, Anxiety
• Relationship issues
• Self esteem
• Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
LGBT, Family conflicts, Divorce, Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management, Depression, Christian Counseling, Anxiety, Job related stress, Suicidal Ideations, Chronic issues
Years of Experience: 30
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SERVICES OFFERED

MESSAGING


LIVE CHAT


PHONE


VIDEO
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LICENSING
LCSW- C2085


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MS LCSW C2085


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Linda Pendleton. 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 Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have only had a couple of sessions with Dr.Pendleton so far but I already feel that she really listens and asks thoughtful questions to help me dig deeper into the “why” behind my thought processes and patterns. She has a disarming quality in her approach and gives actionable steps for improvement. I already feel that I trust her insights and feel comfortable to explore during our sessions. Highly recommend!

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

Dr. Pendleton is a highly experienced therapist who has been instrumental in helping me regain my self-esteem and adopt a more positive outlook on life. I have been impressed by her wide range of knowledge and her ability to tailor her approach to my specific needs and concerns. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amazing and on point!!!

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is incredibly supportive. She takes the time to listen to you and learn your style of therapy. She is frank and honest with you, and shows she cares about your well-being.

Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coaching

I have had 2 sessions with Dr. Pendleton thus far and while I have brought up multiple concerns in my life, we have been able to focus on the most current issue at hand and how to best navigate them, which have been helpful. I appreciate her perspectives on key concerns and am working to adjust my reactions to issues. My anger has calmed down a bit over the last 2 weeks so glad to see that change occur relatively quickly. I look forward to my next session with Dr. Pendleton.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

While Dr. Pendleton is nice, cheerful and engaging, Idid not feel like we clicked and she did not give me any helpful ideas at the end of the session. I would like to find someone more well versed on Marriage counseling and how marriages change over time and especially during difficult times such as we have had with CoVid and people loosing jobs that impacts and changes their lives at home as well as at work an their feeling of self worth, and how that might impact a marriage. Someone that can help me make that transition when I wasn’t ready for it and neither was my husband.

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Pendleton listens to me and offers good feedback.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Dr. Pendleton is THE BEST!! She truly understands what I’m speaking about and is very supportive, but is willing to tell the truth if I’m wrong. I appreciate her so much.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Great person. Ready to listen and advice. I like her.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My therapist was exactly what I needed. Highly recommend.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Excellent practitioner

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amazing! Highly professional and very understanding at all times.

Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr Pendleton is great. She makes you feel heard and seen and genuinely seems to care about me

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Pendleton understood me from go and having had bad experiences with drs in the past she is a breath of fresh air. A great sense of humor while sticking to professional standards at all times. We clicked right away and I look forward to therapy thanks to Dr. Pendleton!

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Pendleton is excellent, very helpful and supportive.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sweetest woman ever, all her advice hits it to a T. she understands my feelings so we’ll and just knows exactly what to say. have only been with her for a short time and i already feel so much progress!

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

Dr Pendleton isn't just a therapist who will simply listen and list what they think. She engages with you, makes you laugh, helps you understand not just from your perspective but from the other side giving you a broader point of view. She treats you like a person and you feel like you're talking to one too. She's not just a therapist but she's your friend too

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is the best ever. I have never felt so safe, she is truly my safe place when I need to talk to somebody, she is the absolute best. I wish I could just give her a big hug sometimes for all she’s done. Without her. I’d be dead. She saved me in so many way.
That women is the reason my mother still gets to talk to her daughter.
A truly caring women

Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

It’s like talking to an old friend!! She’s awesome!

Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I wasn't sure about therapy. Whether it was right for me or not even though I needed help. Immediately upon meeting Dr. Pendleton she put me at ease. I was able to open up to her in a way that surprised even me. Talking to her is liking talking to that friend that you always wanted to have.
Have you ever wanted to talk to someone who was genuinely interested in you and what you were going through? I mean someone that really cared about you and only wanted what was best for you....that's what I get with her.
Even as I'm writing this it brings tears to my eyes because it's what I so desperately need at this moment in my life. I'm grateful that God saw fit to bless me with her!
She not just my therapist she's my confidant, my sister, and most importantly my friend .... she's whatever I need her to be for me to be better and I love that in her.
It's not easy ... not every one can do it ... and she does it better than any one.
I guess that's why it's call "betterhelp"!!

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr Pendleton is a total pro. When has helped me navigate some tricky family challenges. Can’t recommend her more!

Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

I am speechless. I love Dr. Pendleton. She is absolutely amazing. I never expected therapy to be this helpful to my life. I met a number of five therapists before meeting Linda, and before meeting her I was going to give up. I am grateful I started meeting with her because my life changed exponentially for the better. She is everything and more. ❤️

Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Pendleton is the best and a trusted professional!

Written on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr Pendleton is a godsend. She gives you the support you need to be the best you, she's always your number one cheerleader, but doesn't mince words or sugar coat the truth when you need to hear it. She's so honest, so caring and supportive, I can't speak highly enough of my experience of therapy. I appreciate having Dr Pendleton in my life.

Written on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I love working with Dr. Pendleton! My favorite thing about our sessions is that they are ACTION oriented. I've worked with many therapists in my life and have learned something from each one. However, Dr. P is the first one to ever give me homework right off the bat. (or almost ever, really.) She's just what I needed at this point in my life!

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

So far my interactions with Dr. Pendleton have been refreshing to say the least. She listens and all does me to take discussion in the direction that I feel most comfortable but offers strategies to deal with any issue. She checks in on me outside of our sessions and I appreciate that so much. Thank you Dr. Pendleton and BetterHelp!

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

My sessions with Dr. P have been an absolute godsend. She's warm but direct, and no-nonsense with a great sense of humour, and makes you feel at ease from the first minute. I value my sessions with her profoundly!

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr.Pendleton is attentive and so easy going it feels like I’m talking to my friend. A friend with expert advice and insight

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Dr. Pendleton is a fantastic counselor...she helped me feel at ease from day one. She listens attentively and always responds to messages, offers grounded perspectives and "homework" exercises to help you internalise new thought processes...all with a wicked sense of humour. I appreciate that I don't have to filter or meter my emotions/thoughts during our sessions. I'm very grateful for all of her help!

Written on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is a very good Counselor.

Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Pendleton is a great person and therapist. She’s really active when you’re speaking and she does her best to give the best help she can give. She is also really inspirational and checks in to see if you’re doing okay!

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I love her!

Written on Jan 24, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Pendleton is a very professional and kind person. I appreciate each session with her & feel great afterwards. She has a very authentic and helpful manner and I would recommend her to anyone in search of a good therapist.

Written on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very professional and friendly. I have confidence that her expertise is helping me challenge a lot of my past in order to change the perspective and move forward in a healthy way. She makes you feel comfortable to share and pushes you when needed. She is also great at following up with you and checking in often.

Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Pendleton has the best conversation approach I’ve ever seen. There’s clearly a goal or a direction she’s moving in but manages to get there while keeping the mood light and keeping you laughing. She’s found the perfect balance of professionalism and humour! She’s a very likeable person, making it really easy to open up to. Her insights and advice once you’ve opened up have been extremely helpful so far. 10/10 would recommend!

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dr. Linda Pendleton brings pain to the forefront and addresses it. Wasting time is not allowed. Come to the session clothed in your full truth or risk being exposed. And that's why she is the most coveted hidden gem on Betterhelp. So, book her if you can, but her calendar fills until it overflows - so move quickly.

Written on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Really lovely talk therapy style that helps me take accountability for my actions surrounding mental health but also just so fun chatting to Dr Pendleton! If I start a session really depressive and self-pitying and telling myself the world is gonna end, by the time we finish the sessions I’m nearly crying laughing and brought back to a happy and bright reality. So grateful for Dr Pendleton I couldn’t recommend anyone better

Written on Jan 03, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve been working with Dr. P for about a month or so now. Every session with her I leave feeling good about myself. She helps me work through things I otherwise wouldn’t have the courage to deal with myself. She validates my feelings and experiences while also reminding me that I have so much potential and that I’m going places. I feel like recently I’ve forgotten that. I really appreciate Doc and everything she’s been for me and I look forward to continuing working together.

Written on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Pendleton is an experienced counsellor. She counsels with practical wisdom . She is attentive, an excellent listener with a pleasant countenance that makes you confident to confide in her. I always look forward to my sessions with her.

Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Pendleton has been a good listener over the course of our sessions so far. She does a great job of hearing what I’m saying and distilling it in a way that clarifies some of my own thoughts and concerns in a way that I haven’t been able to on my own. I found her to be easy to trust right away which makes it easier to open up as well as be open to what her valuable feedback. I’m lucky to have found her.

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