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
Linda is a great therapist who brings a solution based approach to therapy that I found extremely helpful!
Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Linda is a great therapist, I have never felt so heard by anyone. She made me realized of how trauma affected me everyday and gave me tools to cope. I am still working on myself but I feel hopeful about the future which I didn’t before. I can’t thank her enough.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Linda is very good at what she does. She listens and does not cross boundaries. She is compassionate, kind, and gives helpful actionable steps to help you recover. I highly recommend this therapist.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Linda is wondering and has been a blessing to have her to talk to all of these months. I feel like she really hears me and speaks with me honestly.
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
I've had a hard time connecting with therapists in the past, but I immediately felt comfortable with Linda. Rather than spending the whole first session introducing myself and my situation, she came into it having already read my profile. She listened to what MY goals were for therapy and lead the session with that. Linda is personable, realistic, and thought-provoking in the best way! 10/10
Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
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