Linda Meyer, Registered Associate Social Worker

ASW #66122       linda@mcaft.com        650-297-3400 x 11

Areas of Special Interest:

CHILD & TEENS: Child and Adolescents, Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD, Healing from Sexual Abuse, Building Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Stress, Worry, Anxiety

ADULTS: Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD, Healing from Sexual Abuse, Parenting Support, Building Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Stress, Worry, Anxiety

Supervisor: Jaclyn Long, MFT #47100

Linda is passionate about helping clients resolve dissonance between beliefs and experiences, restore interpersonal relationships to wholeness and create empowerment by strengthening internal and external supports. She understands the intrinsic drive – as well as the potential struggle – present in the lives of children, teens, and whole families during the growth process. She sincerely enjoys supporting children and adults as they navigate social/emotional issues, stress, anxiety, anger and depression. No one treatment approach is right for everyone, therefore Linda includes different treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Strength-Based Approach, Emotion Freedom Technique and Play Therapy (for young children) to help reach treatment goals.

Through her work in the military and with Rape Trauma Services, Linda brings a broad experience encouraging and corroborating with people to find hope and healing from complex trauma, sexual abuse, and PTSD symptoms.

Linda states: “It is important to provide a safe space for clients to share their pain and to experience a healing environment of support. It is my goal to meet you where you are with deep respect, to support you gently in your journey towards inner freedom, and offer unconditional positive regard as you grow in self-awareness. It is my belief that this safe and healing environment will transform your relationship with yourself and others.”

Experience:

– Counselor on campus at public elementary and middle schools
– Certified Sexual Assault Counselor for crisis response and on-going healing therapy
– Facilitates community groups on Grief and Loss
– Dynamic mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning groups for K-5 grades

Education:

Linda received her Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from U.S. Air Force Academy and her Master of Social Work from University of Southern California

Training:

Linda is trained in and used the following therapy modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT),
Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, Trauma Focused