Linda Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who resides in the state of Maryland and has years of experience providing psychosocial assessments and treatments to children, adolescents, within various treatment facilities, and has experience as a mobile crises clinician assessing clients for safety to themselves and others within their homes, schools and residential treatment faculties. She initially began her career in Boston, Massachusetts where she provided mental health services to clients for approximately seventeen years. Shortly after arriving in Maryland in 2013, she continued her work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties including drug and alcohol addiction. More recently, for the last 5 years, Linda has concentrated her focus on providing therapy to adults within a substance abuse treatment program who were seeking help and support to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia, trauma, grief and loss, life’s transitions, adjustments to chronic medical illness, and clients with a combination of mental health and substance abuse issues.
She received her Master of Social Work degree at the Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work located in Boston, Massachusetts and her Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies and Graphic Design at the Simmons College undergraduate school. Linda takes a collaborative approach to treatment incorporating psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and inner child work. She also believes in the value of educating clients regarding their specific challenges and concerns. Linda provides a very warm, welcoming, and caring approach to clients. From the moment a client enters treatment, her initial goal is to establish a relationship that fosters the development of therapeutic strategies and treatment plan that builds upon the strengths of her clients.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 19584
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Gave suggestions as well as listened to my concerns
Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassio
Linda has been a God sent for me. She is on top of her work, knows what to say and how to challenge me. She remembers detail so you don't feel like strangers each time you meet. She is always on time for meetings and checks in if she thinks to much time has past. I was luck to find Linda on second search for a therapist. We each need someone to connect with , she was mine.
Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Linda is a great listener and helps drive the conversation in a healthy direction. Navigating major change takes a skill person to hold the wheel and with Linda helping, it shines the light on the root issue.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 5 days on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Linda is very supportive and understanding. She shows empathy and makes you feel heard. She also provides great feedback and work with you on your healing progress.
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month 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, and coaching
Very professional, skilled and supportive. She makes me comfortable.
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes