Choose Your Adventures: Therapy with Preferred Stories Counseling

Neurodivergent (ADHD/ASD), creative, highly sensitive? Difficulties finding/building/maintaining your niche, family of choice, career? Navigating a new transition (gender, sexual orientation, relationship)? Need more support or looking for new tools? Linda Schartman will help you stay grounded, find direction, and maintain momentum on your journey.
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Supporting Your Adventures: Counseling Tailored to YOU

Preferred Stories is a solo therapy practice based on the life experiences, vision, training, wisdom, humor, and therapeutic skills of Linda Schartman. With Linda, you can expect to find authenticity, humility, and fearlessness. You can expect to feel healthier and gain life skills, confidence, connection, and a clearer sense of purpose in your life. Linda has unique training with Masters Degrees in both Sociology and Clinical Counseling, internship training in substance use, and then post-graduate training focused around neurodivergence. She works with your learning style and preferences--whatever combination works best for you, wherever you are: writing, sensory / movement-based approaches, relaxation, humor, venting, structured activity, psychoeducation, visual or experiential explorations. Linda will happily assess and provide documentation if needed for emotional support animals. She has also completed specialized (WPATH) training on supporting trans or non-binary individuals through transition; diagnosing and helping individuals with ADHD and ASD; and managing post-traumatic stress. She can help you address issues of disclosure (coming out and/or remaining private) about disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and any other sensitive area. Finally, whether you have a career you love, are working to find a different job or profession, staying home/ caregiving, or are just trying to get through each day, Linda can help you be more effective in navigating life despite challenges related to ADHD, Autism, or other diagnoses. Regardless of your challenges, you will find Linda's approach to be personalized, collaborative, and empowering. Blending personal responsibility and respectful awareness of real challenges, Linda will help you gain confidence and skill in navigating life. Please use the link to my email (below) to get started. I highly recommend you provide your insurance information (or fee requirements if you don't have insurance) so I can make sure your sessions will be covered.
Linda Schartman, M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of Specialization

  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Career Counseling
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Transgender Issues
  • Aging


  • Narrative
  • CBT / DBT
  • Somatic

Insurance Accepted

  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Advanced Health
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
  • Providence Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare