In addition to having a lifelong interest in psychology and human relationships, Linda’s¬†education and experience includes:

  • M.A. from Antioch University in clinical psychology, a school and program that emphasizes social, economic, and environmental justice and equality
  • clinical training and internships in community agencies that offer mental health services to diverse populations in LA County including the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
  • 17 years of mindfulness study and practice; UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Intensive Practice Program participant
  • parent
  • long distance runner; hiker; amateur athlete; always physically active in some way
  • artist, writer, photographer
  • originally from East Coast, NY metropolitan area, interested in arts and culture

Linda is accepting new adult and adolescent clients who have a “medical necessity” such as anxiety and depression, and who are interested in:

  • finding more meaning in life
  • personal growth
  • improving performance
  • increasing/getting in touch with creativity
  • repair and recovery from breakups, trauma, difficult relationships,¬† difficult childhoods, life stressors
  • managing inevitable life transitions, loss, disappointments, successes

In therapy sessions, you can talk about whatever is on your mind and contributing to a feeling of “dis-ease”:

  • self: what is your relationship with yourself? Is your inner world safe or scary? Kind or critical?
  • family: how did they affect who you are today?
  • friendships and intimate relationships: past and present, satisfying or painful, close or distant
  • thoughts, emotions (body sensations), feelings
  • self-care: how do you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually?
  • leisure activities: how do you play and enjoy your time off?
  • work and career: how satisfied are you with your work and the environment you work in?
  • school: how important is learning and education?
  • society: rules, moral values, role expectations, media. How does this shape you?
  • what are your thoughts and feelings about the big three: finances, sex, death