Linda R. Carlson, M.Ed., LPC-S, LMFT-S
For 30 years, I have specialized in working with individuals, couples and groups of people. Each of us comes into this world hard-wired for relationships. Yet, at some point each of us will encounter life issues such as grief and loss, stress, infidelity, what it means to truly love, understanding sexuality, questions around parenting, workplace and career issues, and/or navigating life transitions. All these are areas of my focus.
As I see it, many individuals and couples are asking how to move their lives as well as their relationships forward. Some people who enter into the counseling process want to improve their current relationships. Others are longing for a sense of community and are asking how they might accomplish that. Both ends of this continuum are valid requests.
Together, my clients and I work to establish what it is about their lives they wish to change, improve, or understand. Once clear, I bring my knowledge of how we as humans change and grow and then help you chart your course toward your goals. This process is not about judgment or laying blame on your choices or actions, but rather helping you to understand your decisions, both past and present, in a new, more freeing way. Each of us is so much more than our bodies and even our behaviors. We have a genuine “essence” that transcends our bodies. My hope is that your work with me will help you bring forth your “essence” and transform your life in the direction of personal power, wisdom and love.
Linda R. Carlson, M.Ed., holds Texas licenses as a Professional Counselor-Supervisor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor. With 30 years in private counseling practice, Linda has provided individual, family and group counseling services. With a rich background in program development and presentation, Linda consulted with Federal government and major businesses and organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, in the areas of career development, stress management, building community, empowerment across the life span, managing change, leadership development and sexual harassment. Since 2007, she has worked world-wide on military installations providing counseling and education to service members. Being embedded with units for extended periods of 30 days to six-months, Linda provided consultation to officers, leadership and enlisted as they coped with multiple deployments, combat stress and family issues. As Assistant Principal Investigator, she co-developed a leadership development program for the U.S. Army Research Institute. For almost 10 years Linda brought her developmental approach to her students at a four-year college, developing and teaching multiple courses in psychology. Her educational and counseling expertise has been sought by a large clinic to assist in the rehabilitation of people who have suffered life-altering work injuries. Linda provides critical response services to both employees and management in multiple businesses across north Texas. She is the co-author of The Adult Outlook Survey, designed to measure empowerment across life span, and Sexual Ethics in the Workplace, a discussion pamphlet for adults. Most recently, Linda co-authored Thirty-One Days to Radically Fulfilling Sexuality: Creating a No-Regrets Future through Intentional Sexual Decision Making. Linda has dedicated her life work to helping people to develop and transform their lives in the direction of personal power, wisdom and love.