Linda Nordquist graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work in 1993. She worked at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC, for two years with geriatric psychiatric patients. She then established a private practice in New Bern NC and also provided therapeutic services to the Lighthouse and to Promise Place, two domestic violence and sexual assault agencies. In 2004 she relocated to the Andes in Peru SA where she followed her dream of writing fiction. At the same time, she volunteered therapeutic services to a local domestic violence group and worked with victims of natural disasters. Linda returned to the U.S. in 2016 and worked at the VA Black Hills Healthcare System, Mental Health/Outpatient Department in South Dakota for over three years. There she worked extensively with veterans who had PTSD both from combat and from abusive childhoods. At the same time, she also maintained a part-time private practice.
For the past 25 years I have worked with people who experienced overwhelming stress or trauma in their lives, whether it's the stress of living in these uncertain times, the trauma of divorce, an automobile accident, or larger events like military trauma, childhood or adult sexual assault, domestic violence or emotional abuse. Most emotional and behavioral difficulties stem from traumatic events (recent or past). The symptoms of trauma can include nightmares, triggered memories, edginess, avoidance, explosive anger and slow-burning irritability, anxiety, depression and more. Throughout my career I have been a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is an evidenced-based gold-standard treatment for trauma.
If you have experienced a one-time or long-term trauma, feel overcome by stress, have PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more, EMDR therapy can help you. Because of the COVID-19 virus, I am using telehealth for client sessions. EMDR therapy works to great effect on telehealth.
EMDR has helped hundreds of thousands of people unload the effects of distressful events and achieve a sense of well-being. You, too, can unburden yourself from the emotional baggage of the past. I invite you to call for an appointment.