She is an accomplished and energetic therapist with a solid history of achievement in the behavioral health field. Her areas of expertise include behavioral health counseling, assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric and substance use issues, child & adolescent, grief & bereavement, trauma, Latino mental health, and crisis intervention.
Her counseling style is a person-centered, nonjudgmental, compassion-focused, and integrative approach. Focusing on strengths, building on them, and helping move towards the values are valuable to the client. She approaches the counseling relationship with collaboration between the therapist and the client in a safe, trusting space. The treatment is personalized to the client's needs; it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. The ultimate goal is to help the client learn tools to use and make decisions on their own.
Linda entered yoga to be mindful of the mind and body connection especially, as a runner, and to grow spiritually. Her yoga practice led her to the path of studying trauma-sensitive yoga. Her goal is to give back to her community by sharing the benefits of yoga and counseling for health and wellbeing. Her classes draw from the framework of breathing, gentle-stretching, and movements, mindfulness, personal choice and creation of resources, positive coping skills, and meditative and restorative yoga.
Linda uses mindfulness running as a personal practice to process and improve low-mood, anxiety, stress, and depression. She found the routine therapeutic and turned to it as a means of self-soothing.
I support people in finding their strengths, building on them, and finding balance and contentment in the emotional, relational, physical, cognitive, and spiritual components of their life. I seek to create a safe and respectful environment for individuals and couples to nurture growth and healing.
I uphold the autonomy within those seeking help. I gently challenge them to courageously face life’s invariable disappointments outside the therapy room and to embrace opportunities to encourage others in their life journey.