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.
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #40791 (Expires: 2024-04-30)
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Linda is an excellent therapist. He doesn't just sit back and listen to your story she provides feedback and great suggestions and solutions!
she gives good advice, she is a good listener, and she helps keeps you on track to recovery.
Linda is awesome. Have felt comfortable talking with her since the moment I met her.
Linda is wonderful!
Very kind, encouraging and easy to talk to (:
I appreciate the interaction and style of conversation. I express my thoughts and feelings and then there is discussion.
I appreciate Linda’s trauma informed guidance.
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!
Linda is amazing!
Very helpful with my issues and was able to accommodate my schedule.