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 new solo practice based on the life experiences, vision, training, wisdom, humor, and therapeutic skills of Linda Schartman. With Linda, you can expect to find authenticity, along with combination of humility and fearlessness. 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 individuals through the gender affirmation process; 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. Click on "request appointment" to set up a free 15 minute consultation now!
Linda Schartman, M.A.
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Areas of Specialization

  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Career Counseling
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma

Approaches

  • Narrative
  • Multicultural
  • Neurodivergent-Informed
  • CBT / DBT
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
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