Linda Walter, LCSW
My Style: I am trained as a short-term therapist and will be very interactive with you in therapy. Starting with the first session, we will focus on what has brought you in so that you can feel relief quickly. I often give homework and will guide you through trying new behaviors and thinking in different ways. I believe it’s important to concentrate on the healthy parts of us in order to strengthen those skills which will help alleviate the pain or problem. To me, this is the most humanistic approach to therapy and best meets your immediate needs. It is important to me that you feel safe, comfortable, listened to, and supported while not feeling judged or compromised.
My Credentials: I am a Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Social Work specializing in Clinical Practice. I have been a practicing clinician for more than 25 years and supervising other therapists in clinical practice for 15 years. I am Licensed and Certified in the State of New York and have offices convenient to Manhattan, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, New Jersey and Connecticut.
I have extensive post-graduate training in Short Term therapeutic techniques (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Goal and Solution-focused Therapy), marital and family therapy, and working with anxiety and stress related difficulties. I am certified in Hypnotherapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy, and Strategic Therapy.
I work with adult individuals, couples, families and groups. My specialized skills include women’s issues such as infertility, menopausal changes, depression, relationship issues, empty nest adjustments, and life changes. I also see adult males, especially those going through life changes such as termination of a job and the stresses inherent in those changes as well as relationship difficulties.
I am the author of the “Tips from a Therapist™” series, have been a guest on national radio shows, considered an “expert” by Psychology Today and write articles for them, and have been interviewed by many national and local magazines and newspapers.