Linda Towry

(LCSW)
Therapist Linda Towry Photo

About Me

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 form of therapy I use is Cognitive Behavioral. Here is how the American Psychological Association describes Cognitive behavioral therapy: “Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness." CBT focuses on modifying harmful emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by uprooting and challenging negative or irrational beliefs. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.”
As we work together, you will begin to understand the dysfunctional thinking and behavior patterns that are contributing to your problems. My role is to help you change those things that are getting in the way of your best life. You, of course, are the expert on your own life. I am not the leader of your journey - I just help you find the right path 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 combat. I have helped Veterans cope with the devastating effects of PTSD and suicidal ideation.
Communication and intimacy
Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem
Relationship and dependency issues
Childhood trauma, including physical and sexual abuse
Domestic violence
Couples counseling, including communication problems.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 34

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #10585 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #2562 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Honestly, Linda has helped me a great deal in just a few short weeks. She is my first ever therapist and I couldn’t be more grateful to have matched with her, she listens and made me feel comfortable from the very first session. My sessions with her are something that I look forward to with great pleasure each week. I have learnt so many useful skills that I do practice in everyday life now and I am really seeing the benefits of our sessions. She is almost like a friend during sessions with zero sign of judgment and clearly always giving her best during every session! Thank you Linda for being so amazing and a great ear and shoulder to cry on.

Written by J.O. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I can highly recommend Linda. She is a good listener. I felt I could tell her everything.
I come from Europe. The fact that Linda used to work in Europe for several years was a bonus for me. I felt like she understands the cultural differences and it helped me a lot to trust her.

Written by D.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kind, knowledgeable, understanding and supportive

Written by J.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Linda Towry was helpful in multiple ways. She listened to me and provided her input as well as sending me many articles to read and refer back to. I would recommend Ms. Towry to anyone seeking therapy.

Written by A.U. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's wonderful

Written by C.H. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Linda is experience comes through the phone instantly. She listens,provides practical advice as well as sets reasonable goals for me to strive for the following week. I would definitely recommend her as well as this service. I could retire anywhere I want to and still have access to talk therapy.

Written by S.C. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linda is outstanding. Insightful, kind, witty, and loving. She steadies my boat and I am very thankful for her guidance.

Written by C.B. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Linda has been a wonderful resource for me as I work through some difficult times. She is caring and nurturing but isn’t afraid to ask me tough questions and make me think about situations from different perspectives. She has also been patient and persistent when I am not doing my work. Also, she is just a pleasant person, and I enjoy my time with her. I always leave our appointments feeling better immediately after clearing my head and talking things thru with her. But I also can tell over time, she is helping me learn more about myself and giving me valuable tools and strategies to help me work through whatever life throws at me.

Written by M.I. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Linda is such an exceptional therapist. I always feel better after our sessions. She's an excellent listener and her questions give me a fresh perspective on the topics we discuss. I highly recommend Linda!

Written by T.H. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Omg, I don't think I could have asked for a better person to help me. She understands me in so many ways and she has opened my eyes and made me understand my inner strength. Thank you thank you thank you. There is life after a bad breakup.

Written by A.U. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I’ve put off therapy for a long time ignoring everyone who told me to. I don’t like to talk about this stuff and I was extremely nervous but talking to Linda has made me open up more. She’s also got me to talk on the phone which I was extremely nervous to do but glad I did. Video call tomorrow

Written by V.A. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Linda understands me and is always open minded

Written by C.O. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

Just meeting Linda but she made me feel immediately comfortable but at the same time willing to hold me accountable and be sensitive to my condition. So excited and grateful to have found her.

Written by L.A. on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

She’s so open and kind and insightful!

Written by H.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 4 weeks

Linda is very compassionate and listens. It means a lot

Written by J.I. on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Linda has been an excellent counselor for me. I really needed a counselor that could help me learn to use tools to manage and navigate certain situations. Linda is the first counselor that I've worked with that is able to consistently offer tools and techniques for situations in my life that cause anxiety, sadness or guilt. I appreciate that Linda hears what I am saying and I am relieved to have found a counselor that I can trust to help me navigate my world.

Written by C.A. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Linda’s great!

Written by D.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I have had two sessions with Linda and I feel comfortable and at ease with her. I’m looking forward to moving forward.

Written by S.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Linda is extremely compassionate and intelligent. I appreciate her suggestions, advice and honesty. I feel extremely fortunate to have had Linda to talk to while going through a transition in my life. Linda has been tremendously helpful, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.I. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

A few short sessions with Linda have given me hope that we can identify my pain points and find resolutions. She has given me tasks to keep me engaged .

Written by M.I. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Linda has been so helpful. I finally felt understood and supported. I've made a lot of progress in our short time working together and the tools she has given me to help work through my struggles have been effective. I can't thank her enough honestly.

Written by K.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

So far Linda has been a better counselor that my previous ones. Much more engaged and asks better questions

Written by E.M. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Linda is a very warm, easy to talk to person offering good contact outside of my video sessions with her, giving me the comfort of support if needed. I would highly recommend her as I feel I am being guided to the right support and information.

Written by M.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by D.O. on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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