I do not consider myself the average therapist because I do not sit around and say "Hmm, tell me more". Instead, I take a very assertive style and want to make changes in your life as quickly and effectively as possible. Whether you are seeking individual counseling, trying to improve a relationship via couples counseling, working out family issues my first goal is to help you recognize yourself and how you can improve.
I am a Christian counselor which means I can use God and faith to help you heal, progress and find peace. I will not force you to believe what I believe, but I do want you to know where I come from.
Our spouses and partners can evoke the greatest joy and connection in us, as well as the deepest sadness and anger. This mystery can be hard to understand, especially if the negative seems to outweigh the positive. In couple’s therapy, people work to understand their unique partnership and mystery.
Couple’s counseling is not all theoretical, though. It is actually quite practical.
Common issues couples work on in therapy:
Decision making to support the relationship rather than undermine it
Again, each couple has unique strengths and challenges which make couple’s therapy different for everyone. The deeper work often involves each partner understanding his or her own family-of-origin influences, as well as their partner's. Seeing how these early influences play out in their current relationship can aide in understanding people’s “buttons.” Often times, couples will work to better understand those seemingly small issues that elicit big emotional reactions. By knowing each other's "buttons" and dealing with them in a compassionate way, couples learn to work through a situation rather than get into a fight.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
LPC #LPC.0014503 (Expires: 2021-11-01)
So far it's been a great experience!
Linda was fantastic. Really insightful and direct. I felt like every minute we spent together was productive. Highly recommend!
Although I was somewhat skeptical of this treatment method, Linda was great to talk to. She was kind, fair and direct. I felt like the video chat was a good use of my time, and Linda was great. I would highly recommend her and the online counseling!
Linda was great. She is patient and understanding and was able to identify and help us begin to address the issues in our marriage. She knew when it was necessary to push me out of my own comfort zone and focus on self improvement and prioritizing my relationship with my spouse.