Linda Sapp, LCMHC, LCASA
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”- Rumi
I have long been a curious, passionate, and open hearted individual, which has guided me to be a therapist by profession. Growing up, I naturally tended to expand perspectives of myself, relationships and the world around me. As a sibling of someone who struggled with severe mental health, I found myself operating through a lens of compassion, empathy, and a desire to understand the purpose of an individual’s behavior. I became a therapist to help others to navigate the intricacies of mental health with both themselves and their loved ones, and to realize their unique gifts they can bring to this world.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University in 2012, followed by my masters degree from Adler University in 2017. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCASA), and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I view maladaptive behaviors as a pain avoidant strategy, and as an attempt to repair the damage resulting from trauma and attachment wounding. I value transparency, authenticity, compassion—and most importantly, resilience. It’s important to be able to tell our own personal narratives, develop self awareness, and dare to live fiercely in order for our relationship with ourselves and others to flourish.
I use strengths-based, holistic approach, and utilize expressive arts, CBT, DBT, EMDR, and interpersonal therapy. When working with eating disorders specifically, I utilize the Health At Every Size, All-Foods Fit, Anti-diet framework, and have completed basic training in Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders (ERED). I believe in the importance of processing and learning skill based strategies in order to improve interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance.
When I am not working, I enjoy connecting with my loved ones, camping, dancing, live music, playing with my dog, and taking care of my house plants. Finding the balance of work, social time, and peaceful solitude has been a joy, and my hope in our therapeutic journey together is to help you find balance in what is meaningful to you.
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“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult—once we truly understand and accept it—then life is no longer difficult.”
M.Scott Peck, M.D.