Linda Karpel


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with 5 years in private practice as well as 25 years in mental health settings. I have worked with many adolescents and their parents. Your teen will be respected, listened to and supported as they work with me. At the onset I am clear that their sessions will be confidential with the exception of safety concerns. Frequently a teen chooses to have some joint sessions with their parents present to provide a neutral environment to discuss difficult thoughts or feelings.

Some of the issues I work on include depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, self -confidence, social anxiety, attachment issues, and family and school stresses. I have experience in multiple therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief Therapy, Solution Based Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy. These Therapies are then tailored and adjusted to best serve your teen’s needs.

Teenage years used to be thought of as a period of trying new things; finding out more about yourself and sometimes failing but with the knowledge that failure is a part of success. As a society we have taken that away from teenagers. They have lost that time for exploration. Many of the teens I work with talk about a failed relationship as if it will be the last one of their life. With tools and support they can regain that spirit of exploration, confident that they will mature successfully.

I look forward to working with your child and your family!


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #23446 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by M.E. on May 21, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 months

Linda is very responsive and understanding. My daughter likes her a lot!

Written by R.. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Linda is a fabulous counselor! My husband and I have been going to her , trying to seek out ways to communicate better. She is fair , future focused (aka helps me not to beat a dead horse lol) and ALWAYS leave us with some tool or activity to utilize after each session! I would highly recommend Linda to any couple seeking a little refresh / help with their relationship!

Written by A.N. on Apr 03, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks

I enjoy working with Linda. I feel understood and reassured about my feelings when communicating to her.

Written by P.A. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 3 weeks

Linda Karpel is very nice and makes you feel comfortable to talk about anything

Written by T.Y. on Jan 14, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Linda is a great listener and has a keen sense of people. I connected instantly with her and through her insights I had some great breakthroughs. Using teen counseling let me overcome any fears I had about therapy.

Written by B.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Linda for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Wonderful and very understanding.