About Me


I'm Linda Zallen, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for over 35 years. My Therapy background includes psychodynamic talk therapy; cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT); creative arts work; tapping and energetic techniques such as EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing); 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.

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

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, ADAA

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

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