Linda McEvatt, LCSW - Psychotherapy, Clinical Assessments, International Focus
About Linda
With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social Work, and a Clinical Social Work license, I launched my psychotherapy career in 2005. I gained excellent experience in the mental health field at a variety of settings including: a community mental health clinic, an in-patient psychiatric ward, and my private clinical psychotherapy practice. Prior to starting my career in the mental health field, I had 20+ years of management experience working in international business and law. 
My academic studies involved conducting clinical research and publishing on women's issues, focusing on the transition from adulthood to mid-life. 
In this field, it's critical to engage in ongoing training and I was awarded a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from New York's Training Institute of Mental Health in 2010. 
From a personal perspective, I emigrated from Ireland in the early 1980s, at a time when there were many young undocumented Irish people residing in the New York area. At that time, I became an activist within New York City’s Irish community and was very involved in an organization responsible for motivating the established Irish-American community to lobby for changes to the immigration laws culminating in the establishment of the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program, which still exists today.  
My professional business career over the past 20+ years has been primarily in the legal field, where I have held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of human resources and case management. In this regard, I have worked directly with senior executives and international staff at a number of leading corporations within the fashion and financial services industries. The breadth and depth of my business and international experience has proven invaluable in my work with psychotherapy patients.
Throughout the years, I have also engaged in a series of volunteer activities such as running immigration clinics for international students at an English conversational language center; strategizing as a member of the 'Diversity Committee' for LGBTQ elder organization in their efforts to attract more diversity among their membership; and being a 'friendly visitor' for LGBTQ seniors.
My unique blend of business experience, personal experiences, activism, international exposure and superior clinical skills makes me ideally suited to providing psychotherapy services. In my work with patients, I use a combination of practical psychotherapy with a deeper psychoanalytic approach, providing compassionate support to my patients while simultaneously helping them develop a strong awareness of their unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. I have worked successfully with patients dealing with issues of life transitions (including international relocations), relationship challenges, anxiety, depression and addiction issues. I work well with adults (from late teens to seniors), including men, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. 
CALL ME AT: 917-403-3132 
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