Linda McNellis


About Me

Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I live in southern Oregon and began my studies at Marylhurst University studying theology and sociology. Subsequently, I pursued a master’s degree at Portland State University completing an MSW degree in 1993. In 1997, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My walk with God began as a child and it has deepened with my own life struggles. Matthew 7:7 says, ““Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” This has been true in my own life with God’s grace. As a Christian I value each person’s unique God given abilities. I believe that God has given me the gifts to help others reach their potential.

My counseling style is to communicate with others with the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ who has shown us through the scriptures that one need not judge. We are all human beings and at times fall short. However, we can overcome our obstacles through faith and taking positive action. At times I will give homework assignments such as writing down a list of things you can do to improve a situation; writing self-statements to counteract negative thoughts; finding new opportunities to think positive thoughts and/or finishing each day by visualizing its best parts. Together we can brain storm ways to resolve the issues that face you. This technique is called cognitive behavioral therapy. Other therapeutic techniques may be used such as person centered and stage of development theory.

Matthew 19: 26 says: “Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." I look forward to speaking with you and together sorting out life’s difficulties.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #L7291 (Expires: 2023-03-02)

LCSW #6821-C (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Written by D.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks

Linda has credential that get my trust.