Linda Thompson

LMFT

About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I grew up in a very diverse community where all cultures and unique perspectives were embraced and encouraged. I attended California State University, East Bay Campus and completed a bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Spanish and went on to finish a Masters of Science in Counseling with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since becoming licensed in 2004, I have maintained a Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for 17 years. During my education and internships I received extensive training in helping clients through crises, healing from trauma, understanding family systems, de-escalating conflicts and strengthening their problem-solving and self-care skills to improve the outcomes in their lives. I have worked at Community Mental Health Centers, in School settings, as a Family Court Mediator and also as a Supervisor for new intern-level therapists.

I believe that it is always important to use genuine caring and empathy so that my clients will feel that each therapy session is customized to their needs. I am here to come alongside you, whether you are healing, learning or questioning. The story is yours. I use a Solution Focused approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Expressive Arts and Mindfulness exercises to help you develop the next chapter of your story. I specialize in helping my clients learn new skills and tools to improve self-esteem, become more empowered in their lives and improve their relationships. I teach people specifically "how to" go about making changes and implement these new skills, especially when they have had difficulty doing so in the past. In other words, I help people get "unstuck" from behaviors or thought patterns that no longer serve them while also helping them develop a path to increased happiness and improved quality of life.

I feel very honored to have the trust of my clients and to be of help to people during times of transition in their lives.




Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

CA LMFT 40791


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda Thompson. 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 Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Linda is very knowledgeable. I’ve had lots of break through moments with Linda. I trust her guidance and feel really safe with her and I’m a trauma survivor so that says a lot, thank you Linda!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Shes a very active participant in the sessions and she makes relatable scenarios to provide examples on how to apply the specific skill(s) we're working on this week.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She’s very helpful. Listens to my problems and helps me better understand who I am and why I think the way I do. She’s supporting and encouraging while also being critical when necessary.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Linda is great! I had one therapist before her that was not a good experience at all, but after being changed to linda for my sessions, I had a whole new view on therapy! She is sympathetic and really cares about whatever you may be going through. She is great to talk to and I’m glad BetterHelp assigned her to me!!

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Ms. Thompson is great for an array of matters such as relationship advice: friendships, romantic relationships, and familial relationships. She is also good with time management. I recommend Ms. Thompson as a therapist!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Linda is an excellent therapist. He doesn't just sit back and listen to your story she provides feedback and great suggestions and solutions!

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

she gives good advice, she is a good listener, and she helps keeps you on track to recovery.

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Linda is awesome. Have felt comfortable talking with her since the moment I met her.

Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, career difficulties, grief, and compassion fatigue

Linda is wonderful!

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very kind, encouraging and easy to talk to (:

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I appreciate the interaction and style of conversation. I express my thoughts and feelings and then there is discussion.

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Linda’s trauma informed guidance.

Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Honestly, I have had an amazing experience with Linda. My first session with her I sent her a message the day before our online video chat and she gave me some journal prompts to write down and think about so that we could talk about it in our session. She has been the best therapist I've worked with, and has really made me think about so much but has also helped me really understand myself and understand the things I'm coming to her about. I couldn't recommend her more!

Written on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Linda is amazing!

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Very helpful with my issues and was able to accommodate my schedule.

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