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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , HIV / AIDS Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 2879
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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.
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!
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.
I’ve only had one session so far. I’m hopeful we are a good fit.
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.
My 17 year old son is participating in sessions with Linda. He is very positive about the sessions and his relationship with Linda.
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.
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!
Linda has been very helpful. She intently listens and offers suggestions if applicable. I enjoy my time with her.
She is a wonderful person and I hope she can help someone else like me.
She’s extremely knowledgeable and kind
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.
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
I love talking to her, she calms me down and gives me solutions
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.
Linda is a fantastic therapist. She approached me with respect and carefully worked to understand my personality. Her advice is introspective, not necessarily prescriptive in behavior. I appreciate the challenges she provides to thoughts, adding a valued viewpoint. I would recommend her, as she has met me where I am at.
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
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.
I am very much enjoying working with Linda.
Can’t thanks Linda enough for what she has done for me these past few weeks
I like how Linda checks in on me regularly
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!
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.
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.
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
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.