Linda M. Smith, MA , LMHC

Preferred Name: Linda

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I’m not your typical therapist. I’m real. I’m sarcastic. I love to find ways to laugh about our problems and I tend to roll my eyes a LOT. The thought of a stale, clinical therapy experience makes me feel ill. It doesn’t all have to be so serious!!! If you’re looking for something outside the box and a therapist who can dive into problems but keep the humor in the room, I might be your person. I have a nerd-level fascination with the brain science behind why we do what we do and why we feel what we feel. I enjoy working with clients who like to dig into problems (and by that I kinda mean “obsess”) and I really love working with people who consider themselves, or their problems, to be different than other people. (anxious-ADHD-neurotic-perfectionist types….yes, yes, yes!)

Education & Experience

I studied chemical dependency counseling followed by an undergrad degree in psychology. I went to graduate school where I earned a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Family Therapy. I have been working in social service since 2003, working in drug treatment programs, youth shelters and housing service programs as well as an adolescent residential mental health program. In addition to Foundational EMDR Training, I have taken additional training in the following: -Healing Spiritual Abuse with EMDR Therapy -EMDR for Borderline Personality Disorder -DeTUR: Addiction and Urge Reduction Protocol -EMDR for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -EMDR with Couples and Families -EMDR Intensives -FLASH and Four Blinks FLASH Techniques for Intense, Traumatic and Disturbing Memories -DeprEnd Protocol for treatment of Depression

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Family Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • First Responders

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • UnitedHealth