Linda is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor. She attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha to earn a Masters degree in Professional Counseling with emphasis in Agency and Community Counseling. Linda is experienced with crisis intervention and doing individual, family and group therapies. Her clients have been children, adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds and multiple treatment needs. She has seen clients in home-based, community, outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, inpatient and private practice settings. The majority of Linda’s career has been focused on her passion of clinical practice. She has also done administrative work, educational training and supervision/consultation with other clinical providers.
For many years, Linda has specialized in doing trauma therapy work. She has comprehensive understanding regarding trauma impact and extensive training to help persons that have been traumatized recover. Linda is experienced treating persons that have been exposed to various types of trauma including traumatic events, traumatic grief, complex trauma, developmental trauma and generational trauma. Many of Linda’s clients have endured unusual and highly stressful situations for extended periods of time. Many have survived circumstances of severe chronic abuse during developmental years and as adults. She has also worked with refugee clients that have suffered from war and terror in other areas of the world. EMDR is a type of therapy that is sometimes used to treat trauma and other conditions. Linda is EMDR II certified and has completed additional EMDR advanced trainings. Linda also has specialized training to work with traumatized military veterans and their families. Currently, the majority of Linda’s clients are adults participating in individual therapy. She will also see children and adolescents as well as do family therapy. Linda is available to provide outpatient therapy services for persons with depression, anxiety, thought and perception distortions, symptoms of depersonalization and dissociation, memory problems, sleep disturbances, behavior problems, relationship problems, substance use issues, co-occurring conditions and personality disorders. Group therapy may be a future option in accordance with client needs and interests.
All individual persons are unique. Individuals have personality and character traits that are similar to those of others. According to Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, Linda is an “INFJ” type. Also according to Meyers-Briggs, a small percentage of persons are INFJ’s and someone with an INFJ personality type is likely well suited to be a counselor. According to Linda, “Counseling is not just something I do; it is part of my-I-am-ness.” Linda’s clients have frequently described her as genuine, compassionate, understanding and helpful. They have often indicated she has distinct abilities for connecting and interacting that contribute to meaningful results.
Williamsburg Behavioral Psychology is a previous private practice location for Linda. She is pleased to return to WBP and greatly appreciates the warm welcome back from Dr. Marti.