I specialize in helping people get past their "stuck points". We all have stuck points and blind spots. We all do things that cause us to say to ourselves, "I wonder why I did that!"
I have worked in the mental health field and specifically in the area of trauma since 1997. My areas of expertise are in trauma disorders and how these disorders also present as anxiety, depression, chronic illness, pain, and plethora of presentations that are based in trauma. Most of which the general public are not aware of.
All of us have experienced some kind of trauma or neglect in our lives. That's because we're human. We make mistakes as people, as parents, as imperfect but beautiful beings. This affects how we see and feel the world around us. It is often the impetus behind any of our behaviors. This can also affect our performance in school, sports, interactions with families and friends. But most of us have no idea how to deal with the effects of, or metabolize the emotion in a way that restores our full equilibrium.
I utilize somatic-based therapies, EMDR, Trauma Model therapy, brain spotting, DBT, CBT and Ego state therapies. I work with children and adults of all ages. Don't let your own fears hold you back from reaching your full potential!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Control Issues, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
WI LPC 3224-125
Linda is a very dependable therapist who is easy to work with and puts in a lot of extra effort to tailor to your needs.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
Linda’s calm and grounding energy coupled with her somatic expertise has propelled my healing journey where I was previously stagnant and stuck. She gets it. This isn’t your traditional talk therapy in the mind, she helps guide you to feel the sensations in your body, identify the triggers and nurture the other versions of yourself that need comforting, love, safety.
Where all others told me “wow you have a very complex history, heavy big T”- She was the first to tell me this healing is simple.
And she has bamboozled me in the best way. Divine timing in our paths crossing.
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd