So, you're looking for a therapist and not sure how to choose among all the excellent therapists BetterHelp has to offer. It IS important to have a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who has expertise in the areas of concern that have brought you to this site. Am I the right therapist for you? Maybe. Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been a Social Worker for 34 years and have worked in a wide variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, in private practice, on military bases, and in VA hospitals. I am licensed in both South Carolina and in Louisiana. I have also worked overseas in Germany and Turkey. The thing I want you most to know about me is that I believe you have the answers to your own problems and that my roll is to help you discover those answers. You are the expert on your own life. I am not the leader of your journey - I just point you in the right direction and give you support along the way. My work style is relaxed and informal. The pace is set by my patient as he or she feels comfortable and comes to trust me. If you think I might be the right therapist for you, I look forward to getting to know you.
My particular areas of expertise:
Veterans issues: Although not a Veteran myself, I have worked extensively with Veterans, including those just back and trying to adjust to life as a civilian and those who are still coping with the fallout from their time in Vietnam. I have helped Veterans cope with the devastating effects of PTSD and suicidal ideation.
Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem
Relationship and dependency issues
Childhood trauma, including physical and sexual abuse
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Domestic Violence , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LISW #10585 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LCSW #2562 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
Linda really listens and cares about my concerns and what I need to work on. I really enjoy working with her so far and it has been extremely beneficial.
Linda is amazing! She listens and also provides me with helpful activities to get to the issues that I’m really trying to explore. She’s informative without being overbearing or pushy while maintaining a professional demeanor. I really appreciate her