We are all human and have unique struggles and challenges. I offer understanding about how my clients circumstances have shaped them and we collaborate about their goals and how to best reach them, while honoring my client's level of comfort in pacing. I tailor my approach according to my client's individual needs and am edept at a wide variety of interventions, including DBT, CBT , EMDR and hypnotherapy.
I love my clients and value our relationship. I like to familiarize myself with their interests in shows, books, etc. The biggest joy in my work is to see the transformations in people and their lives. I enjoy continuing my education and keep abreast on the latest techniques.
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Dr. Thompson is extremely compassionate and non-judgemental. She is so present I can feel her tuning in to me! She taught me to recognize what I want and need and to communicate effectively with my partner.
It was nice just to have someone to talk to that wasn’t affected personally by what was going on in my situation like my family and friends who didn’t get it and frustrated me with their constant misguided advice.
Dr. Linda made sure I always felt safe, and this was important for me because I have a history of trauma. I was always in the driver’s seat, but when I needed guidance, she took the wheel and taught me a new skill, or took me down a new road I wouldn’t have previously ventured.
I am 83 years old and I was not sure what a therapist decades younger than I could offer me in therapy, but I have grown so much. Initially, I came in for hypnosis to help with chronic hip pain. Dr. Thompson recorded the session on my phone so that I could listen to it every night as I fell asleep. I am no longer experiencing hip pain! We also discussed my grief around my husband’s stroke which left him unable to speak. This was difficult for me because he was a high functioning attorney prior to this instance. People around me kept telling me that he was still there, but Dr. Thompson explained to me that this is complicated bereavement because the man I knew and loved was gone but his physical body was still here so in a sense I was stuck in limbo. Given my own advanced age, I began to question what happens afterlife and Dr. Thompson helped me understand my own spiritual beliefs better. Our sessions were deep. We discussed the existence of God as I found myself doubting for the first time in my life and afraid. Based on my own spiritual beliefs, Dr. Thompson guided me back to my sense of connection to something greater than myself and reminded me to trust this.
Initially, I get to know and understand my clients, letting them know they are in a safe place. I help them understand themselves at their own pace and toghether, wevconsider their pesonal goals in therapy - whether this is to simply provide space, increase motivation, develop better coping skills, overcome a trauma, or develop resilence.
I began working in the field at 23 years old. I worked with clients who were hospitalized and was the sole therapist in a group of psychiatrists, so I learned how to handle difficult situations early on in my career. I attained my Ph.D. at the University of Southern California and once licensed, began my own private practice. I stay current on new methods of treating depression, anxiety, grief and trauma, as well as helping clients with relationship issues.
Yes, my fee is $225-250/ 60 minute hour.
I always knew I wanted to be a psychologist from a very young age. I am a natural empath and devoted my life purpose to helping those who were suffering.
I have worked with people ages 9-85 years old, dealing with just about every issue one can imagine.
Just yesterday, I saw joy and exhileration in a teen I diagnosed on the spectrum, when she was finally placed in a school I recommended for twice-exceptional students. When I first met her, she seemed apathetic. When I diagnosed her, she was relieved to begin to understand her sensory sensitivities and difficulty with social emotional skills. Now, she is excited about school and her future!
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