PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES

Online therapy anywhere in California

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Linda Grove, LMFT

THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES

Online therapy anywhere in California

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues

Couples Therapy

 
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Hello and Welcome!

Life can be hard and at some point in our lives we may feel stuck with certain challenges.  Getting support from someone on the outside can sometimes help you understand more clearly what is going on.  We can uncover the obstacles that are holding you back and explore how you can find more peace in your life.

 

I work with couples and individuals with relationship issues.  I also work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting, grief, loss, and women's issues.

I completed my internship at the LGBTQ Center of Orange County, CA and am an affirming therapist.  I am familiar with the unique challenges of this community and supportive of all kinds of sexuality and gender identity.

My style is warm and engaged.  I believe in guiding, educating, and collaborating with my clients.  Every client is different and has different needs so I like to tailor my approach to what works best for you and your personality.  Some clients may prefer a direct approach where we challenge faulty beliefs, others may prefer a supportive person where they can feel heard and not go through something alone.  Life can feel messy, overwhelming, complicated, scary, and confusing.  Please reach out if you need some help.  It doesn't matter how little or big.  I would be honored to hear your story. 

I know that finding the right therapist is a very important decision.  If you have any additional questions or want to see if we could be a fit, please do not hesitate to schedule a free 15 - minute telehealth consultation.  

 

 

Fees

50 minute Individual Session:  $150

50 minute Couples Session:  $175

90 minute Couples Session:  $225

In some cases, I offer sliding scale rates.  Please ask.

I currently accept United Behavioral Health, Optum, UMR, Oscar, and Aetna for Individual and Couples Sessions

 
Examples of self-betrayal in relationships:
  • Denying problems in the relationship
  • Accepting less than we need
  • Ignoring our intuition
  • Changing ourselves to who our partner wants us to be
  • Compromising our beliefs
  • Sacrificing our values
  • Losing our autonomy
  • Apologizing for things that are not our fault
  • Silencing ourselves to keep the status quo
  • Constantly prioritizing their needs above our own
Strive for progress not perfection.
Guilt says:  "you made a mistake"
Shame says: "you are the mistake"
Compassion says: "your mistake doesn't define you"
Acceptance says: "you will learn from your mistake"
Stop expecting others to:
  • Know what you want without telling them
  • Never make mistakes
  • Always agree with you
  • Change (because you want them to)
  • Be your source of happiness
  • Fulfill all your needs
  • Always like you
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.

This is not an apology:

  • "You are taking it the wrong way"

  • "You're being too sensitive"

  • "It's not my fault you feel....."

  • "Let's forget it ever happened"

  • "I only said that because of the way you acted"

  • "You know I didn't mean it that way"

  • "I don't know anyone else who would get upset over this"

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves - Victor Frankl

Grounding Exercise - use when you need to stay calm.

Do not stay in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate on the present moment

 

5 things you see

4 things you feel

3 things you hear

2 things you smell

1 thing you taste

Stay present with what is happening now.  Stay in the moment

"Emotions don't always tell the truth.  Just because you have a feeling about something doesn't make it a reality" - Joyce Meyer

"We can regret less and be grateful for what is good in life" - Barry Schwarts

"Happiness is not the absence of problems, its the ability to deal with them" - Steve Maraboli

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but its rising every time we fall "- Confucius 

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission" - Gandhi

I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to become - Carl Jung

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light" - Brene Brown

Forgive yourself for the fact that you didn't know better.  And, take responsibility for the fact that now you do.

Being human means, we will:

  • Make mistakes

  • Have bad days

  • Struggle in relationships

  • Experience strong emotions

  • Fail

  • Change our minds

  • Doubt ourselves

  • Grapple with our purpose

  • Need support from others

  • Struggle to figure out who we are

No one saves us but ourselves.  No one can and no one may.  We ourselves must walk the path.
Just because your point of view is dominant or most common does not mean.....
- it's "right"
- It's best
-It's helpful
- it's the truth
 
 

GET IN TOUCH

Text:  714-251-1085

Call:  657-291-7502

Orange, CA 928660

lindagrovecounseling@yahoo.com