Linda has 25 years of clinical experience in assessing, diagnosing and providing therapy in mental health settings. Almost ten years of that was spent at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she was, most recently, the assistant associate chief of social work in mental health, supervising more than 170 social workers.
In her first VA position, she was the suicide prevention coordinator at a time when Veteran’s Affairs was just beginning to recognize the need for identification, assessment and treatment of veterans at high risk for suicide. In this position, she provided therapy services for such diagnoses as post traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, military sexual trauma, and other serious and complex issues.
Previously, she served as the clinical director of two large social service agencies, during which time she spent five years as a mitigation specialist completing comprehensive biopsychosocial investigations of clients referred in capital murder cases.
Linda holds a Master of Science in Social Work form the University of Texas at Arlington. She is also a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor and an Anger Management Facilitator.
She and her husband have two adult daughters.