Lindsay Broekstra

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I have been working with a variety of different individuals and families in California over the past 10 years. I use many different approaches to therapy depending on what works for the particular client or even the particular situation. My main focus is on what works and what has worked for the person in the past. I have found psycho-education, CBT, and client-centered therapy works really well in the most varied of circumstances and presentations. I like the idea of using education and worksheets so that you can have a reference to the work that you are doing. I have worked for a long time with folks struggling with psychiatric diagnosis as well, so there are many aspects of motivational interviewing and stages of change that I can use to help you further. Would love to connect and hope that I can help.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #103751 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Lindsay for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Lindsay is a phenomenal therapist who is not only understanding and supportive, but has a gift in seeing what is at the root of perceived issues. I’ve had many experiences with therapy and Lindsay is one of my favorite counselors I’ve ever worked with. I enjoyed working with her because she keeps it real and you can tell she really cares. If you’re on a journey to heal yourself and acknowledge your shadows compassionately, Lindsay is the perfect counselor to have on your side. Any mental health goals you have will be successfully accomplished with this counselor if you hold yourself accountable to the changes you want to make. Highly recommended if you’re committed to personal growth.

Written by K.A. on Dec 18, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and anger management

Lindsay is extremely focused and solution-oriented, which I like. Often times I’ll go into a session not really expecting much other than to vent, and I’ll come out of it with a better understanding of my situation and specific ways to improve the situation over the coming weeks.

Written by I.K. on Dec 14, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very reliable and helpful so far.

Written by B.E. on Nov 17, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lindsay is a compassionate, capable, and effective. Her techniques and exercises have taught me a great deal about myself and my behavior, which has led me to solutions to the challenges I face. Any patient would be fortunate to have her.

Written by H.A. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lindsay is very comforting and friendly, which makes it comfortable to open up. I noticed break throughs right away and am looking forward to breaking down more issues.

Written by A.N. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lindsay is a wonderful therapist who really listens to what you need to say and provides the best advice/exercises when needed. She has helped me through some of my darkest times. I honestly can’t thank her enough for all of the help she provided.

Written by H.U. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is a great therapist. Much better than the first one I got. I wish she want booked. I would talk to her more often.

Written by K.E. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love Lindsay. I think she has been fabulous for me. I think she truly listens. I think she tries to put up with my rapid talking and crazy disappointment in life. I think she gets me. I love her. No complaints with her.

Written by J.O. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coaching

Great therapist, takes time to listen and offers concrete solutions. Highly recommend!