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
- 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