Family/Relationship Therapist

Linda has an extensive background in providing treatment services to families of varying compositions and orientations, from all cultural backgrounds, and presenting diverse issues.  She has had 30 years of experience handling a variety of problems and symptoms and routinely provides crisis intervention services to families and couples.

She has expertise in adoption and foster care situations having worked for 16 years in New York City’s foster care system as a psychiatric social worker and subsequently for several years as Assistant Director of Foster Care and Adoption for Nassau County, New York.

She designed, implemented and supervised at South Shore Child Guidance Center, Freeport, New York, Pathways, a home-based, crisis intervention program to prevent  psychiatric hospitalization of children.

Since 1996, Linda has been in private practice as a Family/Relationship Therapist.  In addition to providing direct treatment to families and children and to couples, she provides supervision to family therapists who are in private practice.

Linda gained her expertise in family and relationship therapy by studying for 9 years at the Minuchin Center for the Family.  She was personally trained by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, the world renowned, highly respected child psychiatrist.  After completing her training at the Center, she joined the faculty, where she has served for four years.

Linda recognizes the critical importance of both parents to the emotional, cognitive, and physical development of their children.   Suffolk County Supreme and Family Courts have relied on her expertise to help parents settle their differences in the best interests of their children and to develop a healthy, civil, and respectful co-parenting relationship.

Linda has expertise in the following areas:

---Parental Alienation---
---Eating disorders---
---Disorders of infancy, childhood and adolescence---
---sexual abuse---
---addictive behaviors---
---post-traumatic stress disorder---
---blended families---
---adoption issues---
---single parent families---
---divorce and co-parenting---
---couples/marital counseling---

Click here for a preview of my book about not using your child as amunition in the war called divorce.

Click here for articles from Linda on how to handle divorce in the best interests of your child(ren).


And now, a personal note from Linda.

“In current times, when there are so many pressures on families and couples, who wouldn’t benefit from professional help with a difficult situation?  I will support you in uncovering your hidden strengths and talents, and I will encourage family members and/or partners to discover with each other new pathways to problem resolution.

As a family therapist, I believe in the power of family members to heal each other out of the love they have for each other.  I am a catalyst, as I help people in intimate relationships with each other to change each other and to achieve the goals and hopes that they share in common.

MY COMMITMENT TO YOU: You will know AT THE END OF THE FIRST SESSION what everyone has to do to fix the problem for which you are requesting help.

Call me at 631-673-6665.  I would like to try to help.

Most insurance plans are accepted.  Evening and Saturday appointments are available.  I am easily accessible to residents of western Suffolk County and eastern Nassau County, New York. Now serving the following NY counties for parental alienation: Duchess, Putnam, Ulster, Orange, and southern Columbia.

I also provide supervision and training of family therapists in private, group, and agency settings throughout Long Island.  I will be happy to visit your practice location in order to explore how I can help make your services more effective using a structural family therapy approach.

Linda has been accepted in numerous states across the country as an expert witness in diagnosing and treating for Parental Alienation. She is committed to the restoration of the relationship between a child and a fit parent who had been unjustifiably driven from the child’s life. Request for help with such services can be emailed to