Linda King, MFT
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
Linda believes that finding new ways to look at and think about ourselves, our lives and the world is an integral part of the therapeutic process. Often the concerns which bring us into therapy reflect our attempts to adapt to and deal with the painful challenges and transitions of life. Building awareness of our characteristic ways of being in the world results in the freedom to choose a new way to be.
Linda received a Bachelor’s Degree in Academic Psychology from the University of Tennessee and has also received Master’s degrees in both Counseling and in Marriage and Family therapy. She is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of California. She has also worked in the corporate sector and was Vice President of an international sports entertainment and marketing organization. In addition to her work as a therapist, Linda is also currently writing and consulting for an educational toy company on a product to promote character development in the schools.
Linda is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults and families and has worked extensively with a broad range of clinical issues including depression, relationship issues, stress and anger management, grief and loss, anxiety, trauma and ADHD. She has received training in play therapy and utilizes these techniques with children to develop their abilities to self regulate their emotions and behavior, increase their feelings of self efficacy, and to build coping skills. She also enjoys working with parents to assist them in responding to challenging behaviors and improving family communication skills.
Transitions and changes can be both stressful and exciting. With adolescents and adults, Linda enjoys assisting clients in developing a vision of who they are and who they want to be in the world and using that framework to evaluate choices, plans and relationships. She believes that each person already possesses the capacity to cope with life and that the role of therapy is to help them seek out and utilize their own strengths.