Linda has an extensive background in providing treatment services to families of varying compositions and orientations, from all cultural backgrounds, and presenting diverse issues. She has had 30 years of experience handling a variety of problems and symptoms and routinely provides crisis intervention services to families and couples.
She has expertise in adoption and foster care situations having worked for 16 years in New York City’s foster care system as a psychiatric social worker and subsequently for several years as Assistant Director of Foster Care and Adoption for Nassau County, New York.
She designed, implemented and supervised at South Shore Child Guidance Center, Freeport, New York, Pathways, a home-based, crisis intervention program to prevent psychiatric hospitalization of children.
Since 1996, Linda has been in private practice as a Family/Relationship Therapist. In addition to providing direct treatment to families and children and to couples, she provides supervision to family therapists who are in private practice.
Linda gained her expertise in family and relationship therapy by studying for 9 years at the Minuchin Center for the Family. She was personally trained by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, the world renowned, highly respected child psychiatrist. After completing her training at the Center, she joined the faculty, where she has served for four years.