Linda specializes in treating trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety and co-dependency. She supports clients in developing self-esteem, sustainable happiness, and compassionate self-responsibility through the practical integration of Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Linda brings 33 years of experience and training in Clinical Social Work to her private practice, including eleven years as the director of a residential treatment program for adolescents.
The tools and techniques she offers clients have been influenced by extensive training in the following:
Addiction and co-dependency treatment models of Pia Melody, Charles Whitfield M.D., Claudia Black Ph.D., Patrick Carnes Ph.D., and John Bradshaw Ph.D.
The trauma treatment models of Bessel Van der Kolk M.D., Judith Herman M.D., Colin Ross M.D., Shelley Uram M.D., and Sandra Bloom M.D. (including her SAGE and Sanctuary models).
Dialectial Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Sensory Motor Psychotherapy.
Couples therapy models with John Gottman Ph.D., Terry Real, MSW, Pat Love Ph.D, and David Schnarch Ph.D..
Treatment of shame with Gershen Kaufman Ph.D. and Bruce Fisher MA.
Family Systems training with Virginia Satir and Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, MA.
Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis training at Huron Valley Institute and Gestalt Cleveland Institute.
Gender Reconciliation training at Satyana Institute.
She earned her BFA at Wayne State University and
her MSW at University of Michigan.