Linley has a heart for working with individuals of all ages who are struggling with finding their way in life, whether hindered by challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life stressors and changes, or trauma, or simply wanting to become a better version of themselves. Linley meets individuals where they are and joins them in their journey of self-exploration. Linley believes that people are the experts of their own lives, and uses this expertise to highlight strengths and encourage them to do more of what is already working.
Linley earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Christian University and spent the majority of her clinical experience working in the schools with students from kindergarten through 12th grade. She has a keen understanding of the pressures kids face in school with academics and extracurricular activities. Linley also has extensive knowledge and experience working with children who have experienced trauma, earning a second master’s degree in Developmental Trauma and completing TBRI Practitioner certification. TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that places a large foundation in human connection, trust, and the balance between nurture and structure. Linley uses this way of being in all of her sessions.
Linley uses a variety of techniques in her sessions, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), sand-tray therapy, and mindfulness, and has training in the Gottman method. Linley is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), which enables her to work with individuals struggling with substance use. Linley is a Licenced Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Penny Haight, LPC-Supervisor.