Oct 18 2023
58. Transitions: Traveling Through Divorce (with Linda Beezer, LMHC)
"I think a lot of it is really about intuition. Nothing in particular happened with me other than getting more and more unhappy. I am generally a good natured, glass half full kind of person. And I wasn't that way. I wasn't that happy go lucky person.”
We are so excited to bring mom, psychotherapist, and women’s divorce group facilitator, Linda Beezer to the show! Linda is also a former student of Courtney’s, which may explain why this conversation feels like a cozy chat between two souls who have experienced the total-life-upheaval experience of divorce.
Linda offers listeners insights into her own story alongside excellent clinical perspectives, such a the supportive roles of friends, family, therapists, and small groups such as the one she runs (link below!). This conversation also touches upon identity, grit, resilience, intuition, trust, and Courtney and Linda’s other shared experience — parenting kids with special needs!
About our guest:Linda Beezer (she/her) aims to help clients clarify their goals, assist them in working through issues from their past that are impacting their present, explore their strengths, and to learn positive ways to cope when problems arise.
Linda is experienced in and passionate about providing counseling for individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds who wish to create lasting change but are feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns. She has a warm and open therapeutic style, and approaches therapy from the belief that everyone longs to be seen and understood. From this perspective, Linda strives to understand clients' needs, and works collaboratively and with cultural sensitivity to establish a strong therapeutic alliance and to create a space where people can feel supported, heard, and cared for. By using a person-centered approach incorporating elements of evidence-based treatment, such as cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness, Linda works closely, supportively, and non-judgmentally with clients to aid them in becoming more comfortable in their own skin, more empowered, with less anxiety and worry, and with increased confidence and sense of self-worth. This allows for more fulfilling relationships, and to live life with a sense of purpose, peace, and joy.
Linda has spent the past several decades advocating for services for individuals with developmental disabilities which will ultimately enhance the quality of their lives. Her volunteer experience includes having served on the Board of Directors for Crystal Run Village, Inc., an agency which provides services for empowerment of people with disabilities, as well as volunteer work with Cornell Cooperative Extension in conjunction with their Relatives as Parents Program. Linda received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York at New Paltz.
Learn more about Transitions: Women’s Divorce/Separation Support Group with Linda Beezer, LMHC here.
More about Linda’s clinical work can be found here:
Linda's Psychology Today Profile
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