Linda started in the mental health field by working with individuals with criminal charges, addiction, and severe and persistent mental illness. She later worked at the Utah State Hospital on the Girls Youth Unit. This is where she found that she has a passion for working with adolescent girls and their families. Linda also has experience doing outpatient treatment, where she facilitated individual, couples, and group counseling. She has worked with a variety of struggles including, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, complex trauma, substance abuse and addictions, relationship difficulties, and family transitions.
Linda values open-mindedness, diversity, empathy, honesty, genuineness, and connection. She believes that the foundation of all therapeutic work and lasting change starts with safety. She strives to create a safe environment that allows clients to be vulnerable and push themselves to face the things that are frightening and challenging for them. Linda also believes in empowering clients and helping them develop increased self-efficacy and personal awareness. She works from a system and interpersonal perspective, which views healthy relationships as vital to emotional and psychological well-being. Linda believes that therapy needs to be challenging and ultimately rewarding.
Linda is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Brigham Young University-Idaho and her Master of Social Work with a clinical emphasis from Brigham Young University. She enjoys yoga, cycling, kayaking, Broadway music, and spending time with her niece and nephew.