Hello and Welcome to Regain! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live!
I would be honored to assist you along that ride.
My name is Linda Crawford. I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Florida. Just like you, I am human and that means I understand life has a variety of challenges to throw at us. At times, it can seem near impossible to get past some of these obstacles. Often we can feel alone and helpless, about what our best next step could be. But, here is the secret reality......needing assistance in these matters is just part of the human process. Unfortunately, there are many people who are afraid to admit they are human enough to desire/need the assistance of another person's perspective. Anyway, here you, and your partner are both reading my profile and that is actually a good sign!
Working to improve our individual lives can be challenging enough. When we add to that, the desire to please another person while still maintaining our lives adds even more levels.
I believe communication to be at the core of relationship dynamics. Each partner has their own life experiences and personal views which have an important impact upon their perception of the relationship. In couples counseling, we need to take these factors into consideration while also working on improved communication, fair fighting techniques, assertiveness training, management of expectations, empathy and understanding of the other person's experience in the relationship.
I am excited about working with you both as a couple to dig through your struggles and help you excel to work on changing your brains so that you can feel better about your future relationship. It is true, you brain does change according to your thought process! I truly want to help you and your partner to excel at this! However, I cannot do this alone and that means you may be given assignments to complete. That is how you will both learn to change your brains and your relationship!
Together, we can adjust your negative thoughts and feelings which, in my experience working with couples and with individual clients, seems to be at the core of many issues, which further impact the couples' relationship issues, such as: anxiety, depression, overeating, disorganization, lost motivation, lost interest, hurt feelings, anger, loneliness, mistrust, boredom.
Here is the plan I offer to you: You are the drivers of your lives, you both have free will to choose which roads to take. I will sit in the back seat and be a sort of ...GPS...suggesting options along the way. Ultimately, you are the ones in the front seats determining what the ride will feel like. That means, you will both determine the distance you travel, the bumps along the road you need to drive over or around and the speed at which you move. Also, and most important...you determine when you have arrived at your destination!
Ready when you are!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
LMHC #MH 4046 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
She has been a tremendous help for my marriage. She’s a great listener and gets to the root of the issues.
Linda was such an incredible counselor to my husband and I. We went to marriage counseling not knowing how to communicate with each other and with a lot of hurt feelings. After two months of counseling with Linda, we have never been happier!
Linda has a way of making you feel comfortable and letting you open up immediately! Her friendly, personable disposition makes you feel like she's not just a counselor, but a true confidant. She uses analogies that are extremely helpful and truly listens to your wants and needs. I'm so lucky to have found her!
Linda has proven to be very valuable to my husband and I during our marriage counseling. She makes us both feel comfortable. She doesn’t ever make us feel as though she’s taking sides, instead at the end of each session we feel as though she’s part of our team helping us along the way.