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Critical Care RN for 18 years and as a surgical ICU nurse, Linda gained a deep understanding of the human suffering brought on by chronic and life threatening illnesses. This has informed her sense of empathy for those suffering from grief and loss.
High School AP History Teacher for 10 years have provided her with real world insight, which sets her apart from other therapists in understanding gifted teens as well as at-risk adolescents. Linda engages with teens struggling with self-esteem and identity issues. She is well aware of the challenges teens face today because she worked extensively with students who experienced academic performance anxiety, behavioral issues, and ADHD.
Prior to entering into private practice, Linda worked in community mental health where she acquired experience providing therapy to those suffering from grief and loss . In addition, she also led parenting classes and anger management classes and worked with LGBTQ populations at the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.
She currently works with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression as well as families, couples, and teens.
Areas of Specialization:
- Grief and loss counseling
- Individual adults suffering from anxiety and depression
- Individuals, couples and families undergoing stressful transitions and stage of life changes
RN - California Hospital School of Nursing
BA - History, California State University, Long Beach
MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University, Dominguez Hills
License and Certifications:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99694 California
Registered Nurse #256974 ; inactive
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)