About Linda

I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) degree from Mars Hill Graduate School, now known as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, in 2011. Upon graduation, I joined The Seattle School as a Practicum Facilitator which is where I worked for two years. In my last year as a Practicum Facilitator, I joined The Allender Center and currently serve on the Curriculum and Teaching team and member of the Executive Leadership team. In this partnership, I work with leaders from across the country who desire more training on Narrative Focused Trauma Care.

My goal as a therapist is to assist you in the reclamation of psychological and emotional healing and wholeness. I aspire to provide therapy that values and respects ethnic and cultural heritage, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, abilities, religion and spiritual belief differences. Collaboratively, we will determine treatment goals and a plan tailored to your needs. As joint partners in therapy, I will treat you with respect and acceptance. Because change is seldom easy, you may experience temporary disruption or confusion as you attempt to confront uncomfortable memories, thoughts, or behaviors. In addition to my expertise, your attitude toward change and commitment will determine the degree to which you experience healing.

Concurrent with my 7 years of professional counseling experience, I have nearly 20 years of lay and academic group facilitation.