Linda Schartman

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
(541) 919-5176 Website

Linda Schartman

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Preferred Stories Counseling
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 919-5176
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Appointments are held via a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom, on the Simple Practice portal, and/or on the phone.

About

I provide evening and weekend sessions to persons in need of extra support and guidance to develop and actualize their preferred life stories. This could be as brief as a few sessions to provide a redirect. On a longer-term basis, if you are noticing repeated "stuckness" or painful patterns, I also employ Narrative Exposure therapy to help you put trauma in perspective, making sense of the past so you can create a new present. I am not accepting clients with severe or persistent mental illness and at present I am only working with Oregonians. I can accept Advanced Health Oregon Health Plan, OHP OpenCard, or sliding scale payments.
My primary focus is the power of the stories we are told and that we tell ourselves. We can take control of life by identifying these stories and adjusting them to suit our own purposes. My practice offers empowerment by incorporating your sexuality, gender expression, culture, and values. I have experience supporting people on all places on all spectrums.
Sometimes we need a trained professional who can balance compassion and objectivity. While I am new to private practice, I have cultivated this balance during 17 years of community mental health work. Leave me a voicemail or send me a text to schedule a 15-minute free phone consult or simply to get started with therapy. I look forward to working with you!
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“In our sessions, we will look at the messages you have learned from key individuals and institutions. Then we shift the story to serve you!”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $185+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicaid
  • OHP Open Card
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
  • Western Oregon Advanced Health
I use a HIPAA compliant portal called Simple Practice. It is a confidential and secure way of processing payments and insurance claims.
Email me or call (541) 919-5176 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Prelicense: Oregon / R6817
  • School: University of California / CA School of Prof Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Johanna Curello
  • Supervisor License: Oregon / T0031
A sociology MA contributed to my cultural competency and my clinical mental health counseling MA gave me the skills to make a difference.

Endorsements

Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, APCC, AMHC
"Linda has an empathetic and caring approach to her work. She can see the threads that are creating harm in one's life and weave a beautiful tapestry of healing. It was a pleasure getting to know her as a colleague."

Location

Preferred Stories Counseling
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 919-5176
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Neurodivergence (ADHD and Autism Spectrum)
  • Artists, writers, and highly sensitive people
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 6 Sep 2022
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Linda Schartman

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA