Hello, and welcome! TalkTherapyBiz offers support for people who are frustrated by their anxiety, and would like to become more calm, focused and in control of their daily lives.
I do parenting, too. Because Fly-off-the-handle Harry and Short-fuse Fran tend not to be good parenting prototypes.
Lastly, if you’re a counseling intern/grad student, or rookie psychotherapist, I’ve got ya covered. I like to keep it fresh, fun, and honest. I live and work in Los Angeles, California. Feel free to hit me up at email@example.com.
Linda Esposito, LCSW: The Psychotherapist
Hi. I’m Linda. I grew up in a predominantly unremarkable family where half-assing most endeavors was frankly, just fine. Sometime after graduating college I decided there must be more to life than perpetually giving it the “old community college try.”
When I finally got my shit together, I decided that a Master’s Degree in Social Work was in order. As a psychotherapist for the past 12 years, I’ve worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, community-based agencies, schools, and in private practice. I’ve also trained and supervised a fair amount of Master of Social Work interns.
My last one, Mirtha said I should be a social work professor at the University of Southern California (USC). Not to be immodest, but she’s right– I would kick some major clinical ass teaching young, impressionable minds. There’s just one problem, I swear too much. But because I’m classy like that, I try to keep it clean here. Even if this is my own website.
This next paragraph is me being excessively politically correct:
TalkTherapyBiz was primarily created for those anxious and intrepid “therapist-less” souls who would like to feel better, but do not know where to begin. It’s truly daunting how much emotional pain people endure; yet many will never seek help. The traditional 1:1 therapy model is not for everyone, but every body can benefit from information that teaches active problem-solving techniques for dealing with anxiety.
In September 2011 I decided to divorce depression and embrace anxiety on this blog (but the brick-and-mortar biz still serves both). It was a tough decision, especially since depression and anxiety overlap. Who knows…maybe we’ll get back together. But for now, you’ll find advice on anxiety and that godforsaken job of parenting.
Why choose anxiety? Because at the end of the stressed-out day, we get the job done, baby. I especially love working with teens—the more obnoxious, the better, I say.
240,000+ Americans query Google for “help for anxiety” every month. That’s almost a quarter of a million people in the U.S. who want to skip the office visit. At least, for now.
Who It’s For:
~Adults of all ages who recognize that daily life could be less stressful if certain issues where addressed
~Parents of teens at their wits’ end
~For people who regret some decisions and would like to learn from those mistakes
~For those who want to change their negative thoughts and behaviors
~Linda’s private practice clients interested in extending the 50-minute hour w/out paying for it
~For those who understand the truth is not always pretty
How It Works:
~Please leave comments after posts. You never know who you may help by contributing.
Mission Statement (the “PC” version): TalkTherapyBiz strives to help you develop more self-awareness so you see how you create your reality through your thoughts, emotions and actions. If you are better able to handle your issues, you will be less likely to project negativity onto the children around you. This is important because children have exactly one shot at childhood.
Half-Ass Mission Statement: Please, let me help you handle your shit.
What TalkTherapyBiz does not do: I do not provide direct therapy, online therapy, group therapy, or any other purported therapeutic modality. If you want a real “live” therapist, please contact one. Any mention (or extrapolation) of clients is based on composite examples.
What about you? Feel free to hit me up with questions about anxiety, parenting, or to say hi, here.
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