Linda M. Kandle, MSS, LCSW
Here is some background on my professional journey. I received a BA from (Glassboro State) Rowan University in Communations/ Psychology. I began my professional career working as PR coordinator at a Substance Abuse Agency, Cape Assist, where I completed 240 hours of education in addictions. While at Cape Assist, I also worked as a Student Assistance Counselor in one of the county's schools. At the same time, I began a Masters program in Social Services at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Services and Research. After graduating, I took a position as Bereavement Coordinator for Inpira Hospice and subsequently became licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. I then started my counseling practice which I have continued for 20 + years.
While utilizing traditional counseling modalities such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive/Behavioral and Rogerian, I wanted to offer my clients a variety of interventions which utilized the body and the mind to tap into their own inner ability to heal. I became certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, EFT and use a variety of energy modalities.
As I sought to give clients tools to cope with the challenges of modern society, I realized my interventions had to be wholistic, with a focus on mind, body and spirit. So many of those seeking help were living more in their minds and disconnected from the body. Having a long experience with meditation and tai chi, I wanted to offer some modalities that focused on the body and relaxing/refocusing the mind. By completing a Practicum at Jefferson University in Mindfulness meditation, I now offer clients Mindfulness based cognitive therapy . In addition, I am also certified to teach qigong and "Easy" Tai chi .
I specialize in Relationship issues, Trauma, PTSD, and Grief. I am also experienced in the following:
Depression and Anxiety , Parenting, Dissociative Disorders, Life Transitions, Coping Skills, Stress, Women's Issues, Self-Esteem, Spirituality.