Hello, my name is Linda K. Anderson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I am a native of Tennessee, and I enjoy meeting people. As a therapist I value everyone; I have been in the clinical field for twenty-nine years. I am passionate and a good listener. My scope of practice is Individual therapy primarily with adults and seniors.
In my opinion, deciding to seek therapy and opening yourself up to someone can be a vulnerable experience. However, I am able to meet the individuals where they are. I believe the individuals are the expert in their stories. It is my utmost priority to create a safe and secure space allowing individuals the trust that they can be open to sharing.
My community of focus is young adults, adults, and seniors. I am comfortable treating symptoms of major depression, generalized anxiety, anger, DMDD, and domestic violence.
My communication style
I create a calming and relaxing environment. I am very engaging and would like individuals to feel it is safe to open up without feelings of judgment.
My journey to therapy
As mentioned above, I am a native of Tennessee, I relocated to Chicago, Illinois after completing undergraduate studies at an HBCU. Working at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, DCFS has taught me a lot. I have been employed there for twenty-nine years. I work with the most vulnerable population. This experience has shaped and changed my life. It has motivated me into being kind, and respectful of all mankind and to do my very best to provide help to all in need.
My goals for you
I try very hard to initially build a healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. I work with my client to guide them and only utilize constructive helping skills when they need assistance when approaching an issue.
My first session with you
They should prepare for the limitations of confidentiality to be shared with them. They shroud expect a brief bio of the therapist's educational and practice experience. They should expect to be able to ask questions. They should expect to feel safe to engage with the therapist without limits.