Linda Vanden Brook, MA, LMFT, EMDR

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: Centerville

Biography

lindavI bring to CenterLife Counseling a wealth of expertise from over 22 years of experience working in the field of mental health.  People that I enjoy working with include:  adults, adolescents, children (ages 12 and older), couples, families, and groups.  My skills are diverse, evidence-based, and tailored to the needs of each individual.  My style is empathic, insightful, and hopeful.

My specialty areas include depression, anxiety, PTSD, physical, emotional, and sexual trauma, life transitions, aging, grief, domestic violence, sexual identity and adjustment issues, self-esteem, veteran and military readjustment, and chronic pain and illness.  My 17+ years as a successful Level III trained EMDR clinician have made me a sought-out professional in the area of trauma therapy.  I am also a well-respected trainer and facilitator in the field of psychotherapy.

I believe that when an individual, couple, and/or family have the right support and guidance in the midst of life challenges, there can be less emotional upheaval and more success in navigating life’s unpredictable challenges.  I believe in embracing and encouraging each individual’s, couple’s, and family’s untapped potential.

Background

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota

State of Minnesota Licensure

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #1027

Areas of Focus

Abuse/Violence, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, Adolescents/Teens, Alcoholism/Chemical Addiction/Recovery, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Children/Kids, Children of Alcoholics, Chronic Disease/Pain/Terminal Illness, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Depression/Mood Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Families, Grief/Loss, Incarceration/Re-entry, Infertility/Abortion Recovery, LGBTQ/Gender Issues, Men's/Women's Issues, Military/Vets/Deployment, Pornography, Pregnancy/Post-Partum Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Rape/Sexual Abuse/Prostitution, Step Families, Suicide