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)