Linda received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum Development from the State University of New York at Fredonia. In addition, Linda is a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), The American Counseling Association (ACA), and The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA).
Linda is a former elementary and middle school teacher. Her experience in the educational setting as well as work in women’s ministry and experience with family issues provides a strong base to meet the needs of her clients.
After working as a public-school teacher, Linda became acutely aware that there was even more that could be done for the families that came through the door each September. Her classroom practice coupled with experience working in a wide range of issues including parenting children with addictions, recovering from divorce for both children and women, as well as childhood trauma, anxiety and depression have provided a basis for this work.
Areas of Specialty:
Although Linda sees clients of all ages, she is looking forward to helping families address needs that may cause frustration, anxiety and a feeling of hopelessness. Linda has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy (MBPFT). The MBPFT process creates a partnership between parents and the therapist while working with the child of most concern in the household. This alliance combined with child-centered play therapy can work towards a brighter tomorrow for the young client and relief for the family in general.
Linda is available to see clients in Erie, as well as the Harbor Creek and North East Counseling Centers.