About me

Hi my name is Linda Jarels and I am a licensed professional counselor with 20 plus years in practice. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology with an masters degree in clinical psychology. Although I have worked in a variety of settings and with patients of all age ranges most of my career has been focused on working with adolescents including severely disturbed teens in residential treatment both in Texas and South Carolina. Most recently I provided treatment through a local family health clinic where roughly half my caseload was devoted to children and adolescents. Issues presented for treatment ranged from school difficulties, family and peer conflict and included patients with ADHD and other developmental disorders. I enjoy working with adolescents and find them challenging and rewarding.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , HIV / AIDS

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LPC 2879


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linda Jarels. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 1 month

Linda has been so helpful to me and my daughter. As Linda was based in the US and us in the UK I really think that the different perspective has been invaluable.
Linda is very approachable and easy to talk to. My daughter is particularly shy and reserved but almost immediately felt comfortable to open up to Linda.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Linda is the best. So helpful. So thoughtful. Really glad we matched and I’m able to make improvements in my life.

Written on Dec 08, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 2 years on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

I’ve had the most fabulous therapy experience with linda. She has the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to understand and assist me in navigating some very challenging life circumstances with both substance-abuse in a former partner and work life issues. I recommend teen counseling and especially linda on a regular basis as I found it to be therapy that works for me at my pace and availability. It can be challenging to find someone that has a sophistication like Linda.

Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is very kind and patient. I would definitely recommend

Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Working with Linda is like having a good friend with great insight. It’s easier to get to the root of my issues while just talking it out without having to dig.

Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 4 months

Kind and supportive and very patient and understanding

Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Amazing, supportive, and great feedback in a time of need.
Thank you

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 9 months

Linda listens first and then she gave some options on how to work the problems. She has given a lot of help within few months of the counseling time. She continues to give feed back for progress.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Linda has helped me with my PTSD and anxiety tremendously. Before starting counseling with Linda I was unable to leave the house or go out in public without having a panic attack. Now, I am able to manage my anxiety and PTSD symptoms so I can live my life almost as if my traumatic accident didn’t happen. She is caring, listens to your struggles, and gives practical advice on how to get better. Linda is a great therapist and has changed my life!

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Linda is a great therapist who is willing to listen to your individual struggle and help with practical guidance on tackling stress, trauma and anxiety. Before I started therapy with her, I was extremely demotivated and was suffering regularly from my past traumatic experiences. She took time and care to understand what I was going through, gave me limited but useful worksheets to pen down my feelings and motivated me to do better in life. I am very grateful to have met someone like Linda in my life who reinstated the confidence in myself and made me feel stronger and more capable of leading my life.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks

Great therapist!

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had one session so far. I’m hopeful we are a good fit.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Amazing listener.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

energizing therapist.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Linda is obviously very experienced and capable of understanding me on a deep level very quickly. She seems to know exactly what questions to ask, and she seems to know exactly how to steer our conversation and train of thought. She's always "one step ahead of me", not in a negative way. I'm sure she's had to hear about similar problems several times over by now. I'm grateful for her guidance and I'm grateful to have someone to talk to. I look forward to sharing more with her.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks

My 17 year old son is participating in sessions with Linda. He is very positive about the sessions and his relationship with Linda.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Linda is a wonderful listener and very informative and lets me figure things out with the worksheets. But also guides me to realizing what I need to work on.
I always look forward to my sessions with her.

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

For me, it was a life changing experience to have the chance to have Linda as a therapist. I felt respected, more positive and I was given real tools and directions. Any one would be lucky to be helped by her. Thank you again!

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Linda has been very helpful. She intently listens and offers suggestions if applicable. I enjoy my time with her.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is a wonderful person and I hope she can help someone else like me.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

She’s extremely knowledgeable and kind

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Linda has been really encouraging and positive, she’s made some excellent suggestions but never makes me feel pressured to do anything I don’t feel comfortable with.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and intimacy-related issues

Linda has been great! Very flexible and accommodating. She is also a very good listener and makes you feel very comfortable to openly discuss anything right from the first interaction

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love talking to her, she calms me down and gives me solutions

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I was struggling with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem but talking with Mrs Jarels helped a lot. I learned how not to dwell in my negative feelings and how to redirect them into a healthier mindset. I really appreciate everything Mrs Jarels did for me and would recommend talking to her if you have similar problems.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Linda was a great support for me during a difficult season of my life. I can't thank her enough for her guidance, kindness, and conversations throughout these times. I'll actually miss chatting with her, and hope we can connect again on teencounseling.com again in the future (with less drama in my life

Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Linda is a lovely person who is empathetic and patient and also understanding. Also, she makes you feel very comfortable and is understanding of the fact that it can take time to open up.

Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I am very much enjoying working with Linda.

Written on Dec 25, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Can’t thanks Linda enough for what she has done for me these past few weeks

Written on Dec 25, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I like how Linda checks in on me regularly

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Linda has been my first therapist so I really didn’t know what to expect but I have had such a good experience with Linda. She listens to me and helps me work through my issues. She is always willing to help me and responds in a timely manner ( even with the time difference) I get on with Linda really well which helps me open up to her and I am really enjoying my therapy each week with her!

Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am thankful to Linda for her support and her honesty. She has been professional and responsive and is able to guide me through the sessions with empathy. I feel heard during sessions. Thank you.

Written on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She was super helpful and supportive, and really helped me to get through my anxiety. The way she speaks to you and just helps you to believe everything will be okay is amazing. Couldn’t have asked for anyone better.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very professional, talented, and can definitely tell she know what she's doing and does a great job of it. I'm so happy to have found her

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Linda is a shining star for me. She leads me to where I need be. She listens and responds in active questions about myself. I respond after thinking about them. I have a hard time describing myself. I have a hard time being thorough with my words. She is helping with that.

Work with me!