Consultation provides clinicians valuable opportunities to learn and integrate new practices from the most effective therapeutic modalities. Linda’s passion as a consultant is to help clinicians feel increasingly alive and competent in their ongoing work with clients, to encourage curiosity, experimentation, engagement; to facilitate shared explorations and discoveries, and thus help clinicians work more effectively and rewardingly with clients.
Linda has been offering consultation/supervision for almost a decade, becoming a skilful and stimulating guide to clinicians and interns. She especially enjoys the spirit of exploration inherent in any group or dyadic process when open minds spark each other into new discoveries, new wisdom.
Individual consultation sessions can be scheduled as needed. Clinicians learn:
- Learn innovations in theories and techniques of experiential modalities – AEDP, EFT for couples, Sensorimotor, IFS, DBT, EMDR – that dramatically increase clinical effectiveness.
- Apply relevant research in neuroscience, attachment, trauma, mindfulness, and resilience to deepen and accelerate clinical work.
- Become skillful in attunement and analysis, getting to the heart of deep pain and suffering quickly and to paths of resolution steadily.
- Develop clinical expertise beyond the foundations of psychodynamic and inter-subjective therapy.
- Integrate mindfulness practice and experiential therapies into therapeutic processes;
- Share in stimulating and supportive professional dialogues; build referral community.
Linda’s Clinical Background
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #32372)
BBS Continuing Education Provider (PCE #3528)
State CAMFT Certified Supervisor
M.A., Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
My earliest clinical work rested on a solid foundation of psychodynamic training: object relations, self psychology, inter-subjectivity. Throughout 20 years of full-time private practice and consultation/supervision, I have pursued extensive additional training in mindfulness, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma work, experiential therapies and neuroscience. As a seasoned clinician, my clinical work now integrates techniques from the most cutting edge psychotherapies, the most recent finding of cognitive and affective neuroscience, and accessible practices of coaching, meditation, and yoga, drawing on years of study with:
James Baraz, M.A., co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and international dharma teacher, author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness. www.awakeningjoy.info.
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, senior trainer in interpersonal neurobiology, author of Being A Brain-Wise Therapist, www.mindgains.org.
Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, founding teacher, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and international dharma teacher, author of Happiness is an Inside Job. www.spiritrock.org.
Tara Brach, PhD, founder of Insight Meditation Center, Washington, D.C., author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, www.imcw.org.
Diana Fosha, PhD, founder of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change and editor of The Healing Power of Emotion. www.aedpinstitute.com.
Rick Hanson, PhD, founder, Wellspring Institute, author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom, www.rickhanson.net
Susan Johnson, founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, author of The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection. www.iceeft.com
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and Coming to our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, www.umassmed.edu/cfm.
Dacher Keltner, PhD, founder, Greater Good Science Center, U.C. Berkeley, author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. www.greatergood.berkeley.edu
Marsha Linehan, PhD, founder of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, author of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, www.behaviortech.com.
Kristin Neff, PhD, co-founder, Mindful Self-Compassion training, author of Self Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. www.self-compassion.com.
Pat Ogden, PhD, founder, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma, author of Trauma and The Body, and Janina Fisher, PhD, senior trainer of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.
Richard Schwartz, PhD, founder of Internal Family Systems, author of Internal Family Systems Therapy, www.selfleadership.org.
Francine Shapiro, PhD, founder of EMDR, author of EMDR: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, and Laurel Parnell, PhD, senior trainer of EMDR, author of Transforming Trauma: EMDR: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Freeing the Mind, Clearing the Body, and Opening the Heart. www.EMDRIA.org.
Daniel Siegel, M.D., formulator of interpersonal neurobiology, author of The Developing Mind; The Mindful Brain, Mindsight, The Mindful Therapist, editor of the W.W.Norton series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, www.drdansiegel.com.
David Wallin, PhD, senior trainer in attachment, mindfulness and psychotherapy, author of Attachment and Psychotherapy, www.davidjwallin.com.
What Clinicians Say…
“Your consultation is so clear, concise, comprehensive; my clinical work improved in the very next session.”
– Bette Acuff, PhD.
“Linda is a very warm and compassionate consultant. Brimming with knowledge, she has the ability to impart clinical ideas in ways that can be deeply understood and applied.”
– Dennis Thatcher, MFT
“Linda is very adept at interpreting theory in terms of clinical specifics.”
– Lorrie Norby, MFT
“Linda has a practical, compassionate and optimistic outlook. Her skillful guidance in complex clinical situations has been tangibly helpful.”
– Nick Parsons, MFT
“Your firm grasp of clinical issues and theory enable you to understand the dynamics of a case and articulate it clearly. You provide a safe and warm environment for open discussion and willingly share your knowledge and enthusiasm.
– Chris Brittany
“Linda is a highly adept listener and guide, with remarkable intuition when it comes to identifying what is needed. Her feedback meets me right where I am with the client and offers creative new perspectives to help me move the work forward. Her guidance is laden with both humility and wisdom, allowing for an exceptionally non-threatening and rich learning experience.
– Karin Swann-Rubenstein, MFT Intern
“Your consultation group has rejuvenated my work and my practice. I so appreciate your ability to synthesize theory, research, and techniques in ways I can immediately utilize. I always leave your group with my brain cells pinging and my heart more open to do the work.”
– Krista Carlson, MFT