Linda Giles

(LPC, LMFT)

About Me

There are three components in any relationship: each of the two persons, as well as the makeup of the combination of the two of you. I call that "us-ness." I believe it is important to speak but also feel and be heard by your partner. This is expressive and receptive language. We can gain control of a healthy style of communication by practicing a few simple techniques. Once"us-ness" reaches a certain level of health, it begins to create its own engine and begins to power forward in a more stable and respectful manner.

My interactive style is very down-to-earth, infused with sincere and deep compassion. My therapeutic style could be described as eclectic because I will tailor my approach to your needs. I pull strategies from cognitive restructuring, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, rational-emotive, and reality therapies.

My original LPC license allows couples work; however, two years after I earned that licensure, I earned another optional specialty license, that of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Family and Marriage Counselor with over 28 years of experience in psychotherapy. I hold licenses in both Virginia and in North Carolina. I fully understand and empathize with the difficulty most clients experience in making that first phone call, and will do my best to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. I will be with you every step of the way towards your healing process and am looking forward to meeting you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701002197 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LMFT #0717000032 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LCPC #15116 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LCPC #0701002197 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She's awesome! She's very knowledgeable but personable and that's appreciated. She's really good at creating a "safe space" to talk!