I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee. The focus of my work is on deep healing - within an individual, between individuals, and between individuals and whatever nurtures and sustains them spiritually. I bring to this work a deep appreciation for Twelve-Step recovery, a background in Jungian psychology, training in EMDR (Levels I and II), and a preference for experiential forms of therapy with individuals, couples and groups.
I have a special interest in dreamwork and conduct classes and workshops in which I teach people how to access their own inner wisdom and guidance by dialoging with their dreams. I have also conducted experiential dreamwork groups in which dreams are explored through role-play, drawing, and expressive writing. I also offer experiential couple's intensives and experiential groups focused on the healing of shame.
I received my M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and completed my undergraduate work at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I had the privilege of serving as a past co-chair of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. Currently, I am excited to be a founding board member of the Nashville Jung Circle. I have recently published a memoir, WHAT LOVE IS: Glimpses of a Life (http://www.oldmp.com/whatloveis.htm).
Linda has a remarkable ability to listen so deeply that her comments provide insights that will resonate with you for the rest of your life.
Jacqueline Butler Ph.D., Clinical and Consulting Psychologist
what people say
Linda has gone through deep initiations herself and so is able to hold the sacred space for another. Linda’s courage and example are central to her work.
Gretchen Watts, LCSW
Certified Sandplay Therapist
Linda worked with me during some difficult times in my life. She had a way of putting my feet on solid ground when I felt there was nothing I could count on. Linda has a unique skill for mentoring while providing therapeutic guidance. I always left my visits feeling like I had spent time with a wise soul.”
Linda offers a safe and supportive place from which to explore both the painful past and the limitless possibilities for the future. She helped me unearth dysfunctional patterns of interaction and long held destructive beliefs. She is skilled, sensitive, and intuitive in helping clients work with their dreams in order to craft a new life for themselves. I experienced her as a powerful change agent, a warm and supportive presence, a wise and wounded healer, and an experienced and versatile therapist. She engenders hope and a strong belief that people can and do change significant aspects of their lives.
Colleague and Client