Choose Your Own Adventure with Preferred Stories Counseling!

Tailored to women and all adults who are neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, or otherwise "othered," this practice is ideal for grief and loss, transitions, aging, and careers. With Masters Degrees in both Sociology and Clinical Counseling, Linda's unique blend of interests, life experiences, and therapeutic skills helps clients make desired changes.
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Offers Telehealth
Online Payments
Accepting New
Would you benefit from extra support and guidance to develop and actualize your preferred life story? Give yourself the gift of therapy to rediscover yourself, remember and recreate a better life. I can help you get back on track with your hopes and dreams, or even just explore a bit to search for a better path! These are one-hour telehealth (online) sessions, evenings and weekends. I accept OHP Open Card, Western Oregon Advanced Health, and Private Pay. My focus is the power of the stories we are told and that we tell ourselves. We can take control of life by identifying these stories and adjusting them to suit our own purposes. My practice offers empowerment by incorporating your sexuality, gender expression, culture, and values. Part of you remembers a better day and hopes for more good days. If you are open to it, I incorporate art and writing in our work together. I can give you homework or you can simply set intentions each week, but I will say therapy only works when we apply it to our lives each day, My services are personalized to you and, in this way, transformative.
Linda Schartman, M.A.
Associate Professional Counselor (Oregon only)
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Gender Identity
  • Career Counseling
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Somatic

Insurance Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Out of Pocket
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