Linda Schroeder Golding
Linda is an Independent, Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Idaho and Washington. She has many years of experience working with individuals, children, and families in community mental health settings and hospitals, as well as in residential treatment. Linda is experienced in working with children, teens, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, and abuse. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and has provided services to professional staff and first responders.
After raising a family, Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Lewis-Clark State College in 2004 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boise State University in 2008.
Linda’s therapeutic orientation employs the techniques of narrative therapy, and elements of ego psychology. In addition, she is trained in Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She works within a strengths-based, person-centered focus with emphasis on self-determination and client independence.
Linda has worked extensively with the Lewiston School District, both in the classroom and in developing a fine arts curriculum in the elementary schools. As an artist herself, she recognizes the therapeutic value of working with art materials and often utilizes fine art as a therapeutic tool in working with both children and adults.
Linda served as a volunteer with The Willow Center in Lewiston, working with children who had experienced the loss of a loved one. As a Clinical Social Worker, Linda is experienced in working with clients to develop and utilize natural supports, and will coordinate with primary care providers, psychiatrists, and other professional service providers.
Linda is contracted with a variety of Employee Assistance Programs and insurance programs, and provides counseling services for a number of schools.