Linda Ruth Brackin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW

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Linda Ruth Brackin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW


Offers online therapy

Renewal Counseling & Coaching
713 Old Wilmington RD
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 786-1989
Announcement icon Let's do phone sessions if that feels better to you. Call me on my cell at 302 545 1913. I'm also comfortable with office visits at home.
As Therapist and Life Coach, I am integrally connected to the burgeoning Science of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of what enables people and communities to thrive. My approach emphasizes the uniqueness and potential of each individual. I dwell in the possibility for positive change. I am committed to the use of tools which make it possible for you to recognize, appreciate and utilize your signature character strengths (you at your best) to assist you with any perceived problems, limitations and areas of healing, thereby opening the door for you to set your intention toward the realm of your possibility.
As a client, I hope you will find yourself willing to take meaningful risks for the sake of a full life. You will experience me as a strong advocate and champion for the fulfillment of your goals, helping you engage fully in your own possibility, renewal and personal transformation. Please visit my website.
My practice style emphasizes health rather than pathology. "Rather than fixating on what is wrong, what is missing, what we have not been given or have not achieved, we instead focus on what is right, what is not lost, what is already working." (I credit the work of Martin Seligman.)


  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • AmeriHealth
  • Any Major Medical Plan PPO
  • BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Magellan
  • See "CONTACT" page on my website for policy
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • License: Delaware / Q1-0000809
  • School: Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Service
  • Year Graduated: 1989

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Martin Seligman Authentic Happiness Program / graduate
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: State of Pennsylvania / SW006557L
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Linda Ruth Brackin's Groups

Sustainable Happiness Workshop Series

The goal for this workshop series is simple and powerful:To help you lead lives that are happier, more engaged, and more deeply meaningful. I do this by drawing upon the principles of Positive Psychology."Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive and flourish.The field was founded in 1996 on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them and to enhance their experience of love, work and play." The Series consists of 4 monthly Sat aft workshops starting Jan 7/2012.

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Renewal Counseling & Coaching
713 Old Wilmington RD
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 786-1989
Offers online therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sustainable Happiness, Transgender
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Life Coaching
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychospiritual
  • Relational
  • Science of Positive Psychology
  • Transpersonal
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Linda Ruth Brackin, MSS, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hockessin
Linda Ruth Brackin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW