Clinical Consultation

Clinical Consultation

The roots of resilience are to be found in the felt sense of being held in the mind and heart of an empathic, attuned, and self-possessed other.

- Diana Fosha, PhD, developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Dealing effectively with the challenges and crises of life is at the core of our resilience and well-being. 

And every session, psychotherapists guide clients through practices and processes to strengthen their capacities – innate in their brains – to cope with any level of adversity – from a series of small annoyances to the troubles and tragedies that break their hearts to the utter catastrophes that change their lives forever…that is the heart of the therapeutic process.

Consultation can help clinicians become more strategically adept in applying the most sophisticate practices of strengthening resilience, tools and techniques underlying every major theoretical orientation and therapeutic modality, to:

- reverse the impacts of stress and trauma on the nervous system,

-  manage disruptive emotions of anger, fear, loneliness, grief, guilt, shame

-  cultivate the positive emotions that antidote the brain’s negativity bias and shift the functioning of the brain out of reactivity, contraction, dissociation into more receptivity and openness to learning

-  deepen the self-awareness and self-acceptance that heals toxic shame and retires the inner critic

- help clients once again trust other people as refuges and resources, set healthy boundaries in relationships, and create resonant connections with others

- practice the mindfulness that changes habitual responses to troubling events and negative self-talk; that allows clients to see their patterns clearly, discern options, and make the wise choices that lead to thriving and flourishing.

The direct measurable outcome is resilience.

Linda Graham

For decades, Linda has been providing expert guidance to clinicians to 

  • become more skillful in attunement and analysis, getting to the heart of deep pain and suffering quickly and to paths of resolution steadily
  • help clients rewire coping strategies that are defensive, dysfunctional, and blocking of growth, even when those behaviors are seemingly stuck and intractable
  • guide clients to the tools and techniques, empirically validated by modern neuroscience and the behavioral sciences, that will install new patterns of coping and rewire old patterns that no long work so well, in ways that are safe, efficient, and effective.
  • apply practices of self-care to avoid compassion fatigue and burnout.

Linda is a well-known and highly respected provider of in-person clinical trainings at national and international conferences and workshops and in online seminars and summits in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. [See calendar for sponsoring venues.] 

She has been teaching The Neuroscience of Resilience and Well-Being; Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster; and Resilience: Transforming Any Adversity into Learning and Growth for more than a decade. 

As a seasoned practitioner and clinical consultant for 30 years, Linda integrates the most effectives practices from psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, informed by attachment theory, polyvagal theory, trauma therapy, and mindfulness practices to deepen and accelerate the effectiveness of clinical work.

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

Your consultation is so clear, concise, comprehensive; my clinical work improved in the very next session. – Bette Acuff, PhD

Your great wealth of experience has been invaluable to me.  You get right to the heart of the matter. – Jackie Panish, PhD

Linda has a practical, compassionate and optimistic outlook. Her skillful guidance in complex clinical situations has been tangibly helpful. – Nick Parsons, MFT

Linda is very adept at interpreting theory in terms of clinical specifics. – Lorrie Norby, MFT

Your firm grasp of clinical issues and theory enables 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, MFT

I have thoroughly enjoyed the reciprocal learning that comes from clinical consultation. I have officially retired as of July 1, 2022. am now transitioning from full-time clinical practice to retirement to Renaissance.

I will continue to offer consultation to licensed psychotherapists on a selective, short-term basis. Contact Me.

I will continue to post the weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience.

Additional Resources

Resources for Recovering Resilience