Linda has an extensive background in providing
treatment services to families of varying
compositions and orientations, from all cultural
backgrounds, and presenting diverse issues.
She has had 30 years of experience handling a
variety of problems and symptoms and routinely
provides crisis intervention services to
families and couples.
expertise in adoption and foster care situations
having worked for 16 years in New York City’s
foster care system as a psychiatric social
worker and subsequently for several years as
Assistant Director of Foster Care and Adoption
for Nassau County, New York.
implemented and supervised at South Shore Child
Guidance Center, Freeport, New York, Pathways, a
home-based, crisis intervention program to
prevent psychiatric hospitalization of
Linda has been in private practice as a
Family/Relationship Therapist. In addition
to providing direct treatment to families and
children and to couples, she provides
supervision to family therapists who are in
her expertise in family and relationship therapy
by studying for 9 years at the Minuchin Center
for the Family. She was personally trained
by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, the world renowned,
highly respected child psychiatrist. After
completing her training at the Center, she
joined the faculty, where she has served for
recognizes the critical importance of both
parents to the emotional, cognitive, and
physical development of their children.
Suffolk County Supreme and Family
Courts have relied on her expertise to help
parents settle their differences in the best
interests of their children and to develop a
healthy, civil, and respectful co-parenting
expertise in the following areas:
---Disorders of infancy, childhood and
---post-traumatic stress disorder---
---single parent families---
---divorce and co-parenting---
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THERAPY with LASTING RESULTS
And now, a
personal note from Linda.
times, when there are so many pressures on
families and couples, who wouldn’t benefit from
professional help with a difficult situation?
I will support you in uncovering your
hidden strengths and talents, and I will
encourage family members and/or partners to
discover with each other new pathways to problem
As a family
therapist, I believe in the power of family
members to heal each other out of the love they
have for each other. I am a catalyst, as I
help people in intimate relationships with each
other to change each other and to achieve the
goals and hopes that they share in common.
TO YOU: You will know AT THE END OF THE FIRST
SESSION what everyone has to do to fix the
problem for which you are requesting help.
Call me at
631-673-6665. I would like to try to help.
plans are accepted. Evening and Saturday
appointments are available. I am easily
accessible to residents of western Suffolk
County and eastern Nassau County, New York.”
I also provide supervision and
training of family therapists in private, group,
and agency settings throughout Long Island.
I will be happy to visit your practice
location in order to explore how I can help make
your services more effective using a structural
family therapy approach.