Meet Linda Beezer
As a therapist, my objective is to help you clarify your goals, assist you in working through issues from your past that are impacting your present, explore your strengths, and learn positive ways to cope when problems arise.
Linda received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York at New Paltz. Linda is experienced and passionate about providing counseling for individuals, families, couples, and groups of all ages and backgrounds who wish to create lasting change but are feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns due to complications and challenges in their lives. Linda has spent the past several decades advocating for services for individuals with developmental disabilities which will ultimately enhance the quality of their lives. Her volunteer experience includes having served on the Board of Directors for Crystal Run Village, Inc., an agency which provides services for empowerment of people with disabilities as well as volunteer work with Cornell Cooperative Extension in conjunction with their Relatives as Parents Program.
Linda has a warm and open therapeutic style. She approaches therapy from the belief that everyone longs to be seen and understood. From this perspective, Linda strives to understand clients' needs and work collaboratively to establish a strong therapeutic alliance and create space where people can feel supported, heard, and cared for. By using a person-centered approach incorporating elements of evidence-based treatment, such as cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness, Linda works closely, supportively, and non-judgmentally with clients to aid them in becoming more comfortable in their own skin; more empowered, with less anxiety and worry and increased confidence and sense of self-worth. This allows for more fulfilling relationships to live life with a sense of purpose, peace, and joy.