Linda Lawless

City: Benicia, CA
State: California
Tel: 415-881-8917
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Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Modality:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    I believe each person has the ability to create and change their life, at any age. My job is to help you find and navigate your own path to wellness while supporting you through the journey of healing and change. I bring over 30 years of experience to the relationship and using an integrated wholistic/wellness model I work with each client to create a treatment plan that is based on the their short and long-term needs. I stay current in new research on body and mind-based approaches and match the treatment approach to the clients resources, skills and preferences.

    More Info About My Practice

    I prefer private pay clients since we are not bound to follow any insurance treatment protocols. My hourly rate is $125/hour. If the client prefers to use their insurance, together we’ll explore what impact that will have on their therapy in terms of the insurance companies treatment protocols and benefits. I offer Mindful Eating groups @ $45 for 1.5 hours, and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training groups individually and in 8-week groups.

    Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With

    Mindful Eating, Trauma, and Stress Reduction all have a core of mindfulness or living a contemplative life. As my clients slow down and learn to enjoy their life by making healthy choices, they make room for their new goals. Any old wounds can be identified and healed so they can move forward on a clear path.

    What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

    When my clients discover how to grow and change, and actually do it, there is nothing better for both of us.

    Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

    Actually the healthiest individuals are usually ones who either have, or are currently in therapy or counseling. Having a safe place to talk and sort out problems with an expert in the field, adds depth and happiness to your life.

    Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

    The most critical component of successful therapy is the relationship you have with your counselor or therapist. The relationship must be as healthy, open and creative as possible to make room for you and your changes.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Adults
  • Elders
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:

    I don’t currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for “out of network” benefit coverage

    Fees: Free 15 minute telephone consultation. Usual fee is $125/hour.

    Free Initial Consultation


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