Thank you for spending a few moments with me. I'm Linda Close a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Florida and have over 12 years experience working as a mental health counselor. I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health from FAU College of Education. I provide services in English for individuals, families, couples, and small groups. Although my experience has been predominantly in Christian values I believe that each person experiences their chosen faith or religion and relationship with their God/Higher Power in the way that is most meaningful to them. This is the bedrock of free will for life choices. Spirituality is vital to health and well being. I am respectful towards the values and beliefs you have and to support you in what you are searching for.
I understand that every person needs respect, understanding and compassion which motivates me to provide a personal touch centered on your concerns and goals through a warm, comfortable, and friendly environment. We will focus on identifying your strengths, which will be a big part of your ability in overcoming obstacles and meeting your goals, your mental, emotional and relational needs to build skills to help you overcome and thrive.
You are not alone. Counseling is about processing and working through events and experiences with someone who can guide and nurture your own intuitive nature. My strength is in past traumas and parenting as those are the first and most impacting relationships. I will help you to build healthier ways to cope with and understand the dynamics of anxiety, depression, anger, apathy and other fears. If you wish to build a support structure in developing and maintaining meaningful and healthy relationships through boundaries, or simply need support to adjust to the unexpected ongoing experiences of being a part of the human race we can work there as well. In meeting your goals it is important for you to know that I believe in your ability to overcome whatever challenges you have in your life so you can move forward to live the life you desire.
Your work in counseling will inspire me as your courage, strength, and resiliency will allow you to strive for the harmony you seek. I appreciate the trust you place in our therapeutic relationship and I look forward for the opportunity to work with you.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Stress, Anxiety , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH 10035 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Linda is amazingly compassionate to the needs of others. She listens really well and responds in a really caring/loving manner. She can discern what I need to work on before I even have an idea. She gently guides me and encourages me in all areas. I can’t believe a person could be so patient, she is incredible!
Working with Linda has opened my eyes to ways of looking at God, myself in God's eyes, and others.
Anyone who puts up with me is a saint she listens to me and gives me her opinions
Linda is a phenomenal counselor -- throughout our entire time together, I have felt heard, listened to, and understood. She gave me such good, accurate insights and analysis on what I shared with her, and gave me useful and applicable tools to work with and put into practice. I appreciate her greatly!
She is amazing. Feel blessed to have found her.
Linda is so sweet! I was so nervous to start counseling, but I feel very comfortable talking with her. She has already helped me so much, and I feel like she is very knowledgeable and down to earth. She is very accommodating and always tries to get back to you as soon as she can. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is going through family and relationship issues.
I subscribed to Faithful Counseling to get an impartial third-party view of my family drama, because it was affecting me negatively. Linda was thoughtful and kind in her messages to me, directed me to some great resources to ponder over, and with her insight and direction, I was able to formulate and execute a communication plan that was received favorably. I now can work on a skill set that is helping me have peace in the midst of the drama-storms that encircle me. I would highly recommend her to anyone who asks. Thank you so much!
Linda is really caring and helpful in getting to the root of my issues. I so appreciate her guidance and advice!