Personal Statement

linda-schiavone-260x225The potential for happiness, peace and belonging is within each of us. During times of natural and unexpected life transitions and challenges, it may seem out of reach. Using the tenets of positive psychology, in conjunction with proven mental health counseling approaches, we will work together to cultivate these things in your life and construct the present and future that you envision. Intentionally building a flourishing life – one that fits with your unique strengths and values– will be an important goal of our work together, no matter your age, life circumstances or personal and family history.

Because challenges occur at any age, I work with individuals ages 14 through the senior years. Areas in which I have experience are developing strategies that promote a more positive mood and lessened anxiety and worry, improving family and peer relationships, addressing parenting challenges, navigating career transitions, and exploring the role of spirituality, faith and religious practices in your life. My clinical approach is integrative, primarily drawing on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology, but always focused on the unique needs of the whole individual, mind, body, and spirit.

With a Master’s degree in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am qualified to integrate clinical counseling with spirituality in a way that respects all faiths and religious practices, wherever you are in your journey of faith, or even if you have no professed beliefs. I am also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where I obtained a Master of Applied Positive Psychology. I also hold a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology, which provides me valuable understanding of the role of medications in promoting mental health and achieving positive well-being. Married for 37 years and the mother of two young adults, I approach counseling with an authentic, real-life perspective.

Qualifications

Years in Practice: 5
Schools:

University of Pennsylvania, Master of Applied Positive Psychology, 2017 Neumann University, Master of Science, Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014 Drexel University, Master of Science, Pharmacology, 1984

Licensure:

Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2017

Accepted Payment Methods

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Insurances Accepted

Yes

Additional Credentials

Certificate: National Certified Counselor
Certificate Date: 2015

Specialties

Mood Disorders
Coping Skills
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Career Counseling
Positive Psychology
Adolescents and Young Adults (14 years and older)
Adults
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