About Me

Hello! My name is Linda and I am a licensed clinical social worker out of Illinois. Thank you for reading my profile and for taking the first step to improving your emotional well being and your life! I have 24 years of experience with individuals and families in a variety of settings. I can honestly say I have as much energy and passion for my work now as I did in year one ! In fact, I may have more because I have learned first hand how therapeutic interventions can truly change lives. I have worked with individuals facing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, and personality disorders. I have also helped clients facing situational issues such as domestic violence, relationship issues, infidelity, hoarding, and a loved one experiencing substance abuse.

My clinical approach is based in creating a safe atmosphere free of judgement and labeling. The pillars on which I operate are compassion, empathy, honesty and humor . I work with clients to operate on the side of things that they can control and to devise coping strategies for the things they cannot .

You have taken the first step in living a happier, more satisfying life. I look forward to working together on that goal!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.014081 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda Young. 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 by P.A. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I always looks forward to speaking with Linda! She helps me manage anxiety, fears, and unwanted thoughts in a way that makes me grow as a person. She gives me the tools I need to navigate negativity (even if it's in my own mind) to become overall happier and more relaxed.

Written by F.R. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Linda is absolutely amazing. So easy to talk to. So much great feedback.

Written by J.U. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Linda has been a wonderful therapist so far, and I would highly recommend working with her! She is genuine, kind, attentive, and I appreciate that she incorporates humor into our sessions as well!
I look forward to continuing my work with Linda.

Written by J.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Linda has been instrumental in keeping me sane during this pandemic. You can see that she genuinely cares about my well being and health. We even crack jokes often! I think she’s a great counsellor and an even better person

Written by A.S. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I have enjoyed my sessions with Linda these last five months and feel so much healthier with her support and guidance in my processing.

Written by A.M. on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Compassionate and helpful.

Written by A.D. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Linda gave be chances to drive deeper into my mind by leading questions. I understand that there is no magic tablet, I will have to face my problems, work on them to get where I want.

Written by D.E. on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

An amazing councillor.

Written by J.E. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

Linda is a very caring person. She listens well and is able to provide comfort, feedback and a plan to move forward in life. I appreciate Linda’s ability to use the online platform and her accommodating schedule. My long work hours make it impossible for me to attend live counseling, so it is nice to be able to have a chat session in the morning or later at night. This is a great platform for people with atypical schedules.

Work with me!