Welcome! My name is Linda Schelander and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have a Masters degree in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and I have been working in the mental health field for over twenty years. Thank you for taking that courageous step to engage in counseling.
I strive to build a comfortable, trusting relationship with each one of my clients; building a therapeutic relationship that feels SAFE is one of my top priorities. My approach to therapy is primarily client centered as I believe each person is the experts on his/her/themselves and their lives. I believe that clients determine the direction and depth of the therapy. I use several therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps you explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that might be leading to an unproductive life and/or keeping you feeling stuck emotionally. I use trauma-based therapies as well as mindfulness based therapies to assist you in coping with and managing the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, poor self image, grief and loss, overwhelming stress, major life transitions, and more. I can provide you with tools to improve your interpersonal communications with those close to you. At times, I will challenge you as I assist you in exploring who you are, and what you want in your life. My goal for you is that you be able to express your emotions fully, manage your symptoms, make needed changes, believe in yourself, and move toward the life you want.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 12323
I respect and appreciate Ms Linda so much she has given me great tools to help me in finding myself again and regaining confidence in myself she is a treasure and I am thankful to BetterHelp for finding her to help me cope with life struggles
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Linda has been a lifesaver for me. She makes me feel safe and heard. She is both compassionate and knowledgeable and I’m so very grateful she’s in my life.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd
Linda is one of the best practitioners I’ve ever worked with. She is very experienced and knowledgeable, and always keeps me moving forward. She is supportive, flexible, and has a vast knowledge of her practice. I am so thankful for her help at this time in my life!
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Linda is doing a wonderful job helping me
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Linda is the best therapist I have worked with in my 15 years of being diagnosed with anxiety and bipolar. She holds space, keeps me in line, and gives solid plans to help me improve. I can't say enough about how wonderful she is.
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Linda is an amazing therapist. She does an incredible job of helping me make connections that I wouldn’t normally make about my present and my past. She also has helped me learn how to develop coping skills with my day to day stresses and anxiety. She is very honest and therapeutic to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd