ABOUT  LINDA

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MY THEORETICAL APPROACH

I am influenced by Psychodynamic theories of human behavior.
My work includes helping people understand how family history and past experiences influence current relationships and reactions. I see psychotherapy as a supportive process that offers understanding, guidance, resources and hope as people seek to improve the quality of their lives.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California
License #LCS 7528

I am a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (010187)

 

My National Provider Identifier number (NPI) is 1639169907

I obtained my Masters in Social Welfare (MSW) from UCLA

I completed a two-year post-graduate program in psychoanalytic    

                psychotherapy at the Wright Institute Los Angeles

I began my psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles in 1979

In addition to my psychotherapy practice I have done the following:

  • Completed training in Divorce Mediation and

                Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing

  • Spent 18 years as an Oral Commissioner for the

                California Board of Behavioral Sciences

  • Taught classes in Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment

                to mental health professionals

  • Taught classes in family dynamics, introduction to counseling,  and theories of aging                 for Chapman College, Orange, CA  

  • Taught stress management & crisis intervention to

                Los Angeles County Probation Officers

  • Provided field work instruction to students at

               University of Southern California (USC),
               California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
               California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)

  • Provided clinical supervision and training to psychology, social work and marriage & family interns at  

              The Wright Institute Los Angeles
              The Maple Center, Beverly Hills
              Pasadena Mental Health Center
              Volunteers of America Family Counseling Center, Los Angeles

  • Served as Executive Director of Los Angeles Social Work Treatment Service

  • Served as Program Director of Parents Anonymous of California

  • Served as an advisor to the California Institute for Clinical Social Work Psycho-Social       Research Project

  • Served as Chair, California Task Force on Women’s Issues for the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

  • Student Member, Board of Directors Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

Member of 

  • American Board of Clinical Social Work (ABCSW) 

  • California Society For Clinical Social Workers (CSCSW)

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)