Meet Linda J. Wright-Abalos, MS, LIMHP, LPC, NCC...
Linda is a genuine and compassionate therapist whose goal is to meet her clients exactly where they’re at. She has frequently been told that she brings a calming aura to any environment and has a natural tendency to be able to put people at ease. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support while providing insightful feedback to encourage clients to consider alternatives.
Linda considers herself an “eclectic” therapist, drawing upon techniques from a variety of modalities to find just the right ones for each client. Her goal is to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client’s needs. With a desire to understand the client’s world from his/her perspective, she assists each individual in identifying personal strengths and needs. By building on this foundation, the client is able to attain personal growth and learn to deal with life’s challenges more effectively.
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.
The best way to understand people is to listen to them”
Training and Experience
Linda J. Abalos is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides individual, family, and online counseling. Her areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief recovery, women's issues, interpersonal communication and animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Linda is also certified in the Specialization of Gerontology and has significant experience dealing with issues involving elderly parents. She has personally dealt with issues of loss, death, and grief; she is a fervent hospice advocate. Linda’s varied experiences include working with issues surrounding the effects and ramifications of domestic violence for offenders and their families, couples/relationship counseling, and general mental health issues.
Linda graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha earning the Masters of Science Degree in Community Counseling. She has trained through Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado and has completed the Animals and Human Health Certification Program through The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Linda trained through the Grief Recovery Institute (www.grief.net) to become a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. She has also trained to use the Divorce “Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program” (P.R.E.P.) and Within Our Reach® curriculum to work with couples desiring to maintain lasting and fulfilling relationships. She continues her studies toward becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CAC II).
Professional Memberships and Associations
- American Counseling Association
- National Board of Certified Counselors
- Grief Recovery Institute
- P.R.E.P./ Within Our Reach®
- PTDC (Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado)