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MS, LMFT Linda Thompson

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Linda Thompson is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MS, LMFT
Years in Practice: 17
State: CA

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I grew up in a very diverse community where all cultures and unique perspectives were embraced and encouraged. I attended California State University, East Bay Campus and completed a bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Spanish and went on to finish a Masters of Science in Counseling with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since becoming licensed in 2004, I have maintained a Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for 17 years. During my education and internships I received extensive training in helping clients through crises, healing from trauma, understanding family systems, de-escalating conflicts and strengthening their problem-solving and self-care skills to improve the outcomes in their lives. I have worked at Community Mental Health Centers, in School settings, as a Family Court Mediator and also as a Supervisor for new intern-level therapists.

I believe that it is always important to use genuine caring and empathy so that my clients will feel that each therapy session is customized to their needs. I am here to come alongside you, whether you are healing, learning or questioning. The story is yours. I use a Solution Focused approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Expressive Arts and Mindfulness exercises to help you develop the next chapter of your story. I specialize in helping my clients learn new skills and tools to improve self-esteem, become more empowered in their lives and improve their relationships. I teach people specifically "how to" go about making changes and implement these new skills, especially when they have had difficulty doing so in the past. In other words, I help people get "unstuck" from behaviors or thought patterns that no longer serve them while also helping them develop a path to increased happiness and improved quality of life.

I feel very honored to have the trust of my clients and to be of help to people during times of transition in their lives.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Relationship issues Grief Parenting issues Self esteem Coping with life changes Stress Anxiety LGBT Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Anger management Career difficulties Depression Compassion fatigue ADHD
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English Spanish

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16 Reviews
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Linda is very knowledgeable. I’ve had lots of break through moments with Linda. I trust her guidance and feel really safe with her and I’m a trauma survivor so that says a lot, thank you Linda!

Nov 29, 2022


Shes a very active participant in the sessions and she makes relatable scenarios to provide examples on how to apply the specific skill(s) we're working on this week.

Oct 05, 2022


She’s very helpful. Listens to my problems and helps me better understand who I am and why I think the way I do. She’s supporting and encouraging while also being critical when necessary.

D.O.·Aug 17, 2022


Linda is great! I had one therapist before her that was not a good experience at all, but after being changed to linda for my sessions, I had a whole new view on therapy! She is sympathetic and really cares about whatever you may be going through. She is great to talk to and I’m glad BetterHelp assigned her to me!!

K.A.·Aug 10, 2022


Ms. Thompson is great for an array of matters such as relationship advice: friendships, romantic relationships, and familial relationships. She is also good with time management. I recommend Ms. Thompson as a therapist!

S.T.·Jul 13, 2022


Linda is an excellent therapist. He doesn't just sit back and listen to your story she provides feedback and great suggestions and solutions!

L.O.·May 25, 2022


she gives good advice, she is a good listener, and she helps keeps you on track to recovery.

B.R.·May 23, 2022


Linda is awesome. Have felt comfortable talking with her since the moment I met her.

A.M.·Apr 18, 2022


Linda is wonderful!

N.I.·Apr 17, 2022


Very kind, encouraging and easy to talk to (:

D.A.·Apr 12, 2022


I appreciate the interaction and style of conversation. I express my thoughts and feelings and then there is discussion.

D.O.·Mar 05, 2022


I appreciate Linda’s trauma informed guidance.

C.H.·Jan 27, 2022


Honestly, I have had an amazing experience with Linda. My first session with her I sent her a message the day before our online video chat and she gave me some journal prompts to write down and think about so that we could talk about it in our session. She has been the best therapist I've worked with, and has really made me think about so much but has also helped me really understand myself and understand the things I'm coming to her about. I couldn't recommend her more!

C.A.·Dec 28, 2021


Linda is amazing!

C.A.·Dec 24, 2021


Very helpful with my issues and was able to accommodate my schedule.

N.I.·Dec 22, 2021


I love working with Linda. She makes me feel valued, heard, and understood.

A.M.·Dec 16, 2021


Linda Thompson offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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