Linda Meier Abdelsayed, MA, LMFT
I am honored by every client who chooses to share their lives with me. My clients seek therapy for any number of reasons – some are working through life transitions while others are struggling with more chronic issues. Life does not come with a manual and most everyone can benefit from a little guidance in navigating through difficult or disappointing times.
Everyone is unique and comes to therapy with their own experiences and responses to life stresses. Deciding to work with a therapist doesn’t mean you are broken or handling things poorly, instead I believe that it simply means that you are choosing to take control of your response to difficulties in your life. My role is to assist you learn about and resolve the difficulties that bring you to therapy.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative and relaxed. Sessions resemble a conversation – not a traditional doctor/patient visit. I do not see your concerns through a critical judgmental lens of abnormal psychopathology, instead as your best efforts to navigate through a stressful contradictory world. I want to understand you in the context of your unique experience and assist you work through the issues that trouble you.
Although we are often talking about unpleasant things, our sessions should be a positive experience. It is my job to make you comfortable and safe while we explore what has brought you to therapy. Therapy is an active process and I am an engaged participant during our time together. We focus on the issues that you bring to create movement and change towards a positive outcome.
I look forward to talking with you, please contact me and schedule an appointment. You can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 312-620-1453.
As a clinician I have had the fortune to work with many different people and enjoy an eclectic practice. Regardless of the reason for seeking therapy, everyone has their own experience and perspective – it is an honor to work with them. Prior to joining PeoplePsych in Chicago, I practiced in California. In addition to my clinical practice, my experience includes teaching and supervising graduate students at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, program development, and grant writing.
I enjoy working with anyone who seeks to actively engage in the process and have a particular interest in helping adults living with Asperger’s/ASD and those dealing with trauma, emotional instability, or fertility issues.