Linda (Girimonte) Thompson, LMHC
Founder & Therapist
Linda is an experienced mental health therapist dedicated to helping her clients overcome the challenges associated with anxiety and depression. With a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus plus an Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, she has been providing expert psychotherapy services since 2015 as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
Prior to her current role, Linda worked as an Applied Behavior Specialist at Developmental Disabilities Institute, where she supported individuals dealing with emotional and behavioral disorders such as Learning Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She then shifted the focus of her work to families displaced from their homes in homeless shelters, using case management strategies that helped them identify both short-term and long-term goals while also assisting them with employment opportunities and finding permanent housing solutions. With this extensive background working on behalf of people across many different age ranges plus cultural backgrounds, Linda brings unique insight into any situation for which she provides counseling services.
Linda is passionate about finding ways to empower her clients in their own personal growth. She is deeply interested in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment helping people better understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that influence them and their lives. Linda takes continuous steps forward into furthering her understanding of this therapy through expanding her knowledge at workshops, training, and seminars - all with the aim of being able to provide even more support for those seeking help along life's journey.
Linda is dedicated to helping her clients discover their true selves. Combining traditional therapies with positive psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality allows Linda's clients to rediscover personal wholeness - overcoming trauma while learning how best to manage stressors so they can thrive emotionally in life. Her ultimate goal: use self-awareness as a vehicle for transformation through healing!