About Me


Hello.

I'm Linda Zallen, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for over 30 years. My Therapy background includes psychodynamic talk therapy; cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT); creative arts work; tapping and energetic techniques such as EFT and EMDR; mindful & transpersonal therapies; and meditation techniques.  And in In 1996, I  founded the Anxiety Recovery Center, now known as Anxiety Recovery Counseling.

On the Personal side

I grew up in the Boston area, have early training and experience in several of the arts, love learning and growing, and enjoy a strong spiritual practice including daily meditation.

With a sensitivity towards anxiety, my first big anxiety attack was on an elementary school stage during a solo performance

In front of the whole school and all the parents, I suddenly froze.  I couldn't remember my lines, and I couldn't get off the stage.
That was an event to remember.

Years later, when I became a psychotherapist, I began to study anxiety in order to heal myself. And in the process, I became so engaged with wanting to help others in the same boat, that I took on anxiety and stress as my specialization.

Psychotherapy and anxiety & stress management have helped, enhanced, and freed my life enormously. And they can do the same for you.
Life just gets better and better.

I see everyone as a unique creative individual, and look to find the right combination of treatments for you. Whether you just need a few tools and techniques, want to dive deep, or both, I would love to help.  We work together as a team, in a secure and understanding environment.
My therapy practice is in Oakland, near Mills College. Easy street parking.


Education:
BS, New York University, NYC, NY
MS, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA

License & Certifications:
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, CA License #MFT 22562
EMDR, Level II
BTTI Certified (Behavior Therapy Training Institute) in OCD
Certified Mindful Life Coach

Additional special trainings:
Energetic Therapy techniques, HCH
Panic & Agoraphobia

Founder
Anxiety Recovery Counseling, a solo practice specializing in anxiety and psychotherapy

Professional Memberships:
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Please feel free to email or call me. I'd love to talk with you.

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