Linda McEvatt, LCSW - Psychotherapy, Clinical Assessments, International Focus
Our Work Together
If something in your life just isn’t working the way you want it to, if you feel that something is missing but you’re not sure what that is, or you’re just not as on-top-of-it as you’d like to be, this could be the perfect time for you to consider psychotherapy. In my many years of experience as a licensed social worker with advanced psychotherapeutic training, I’ve seen how the therapeutic relationship can transform people’s lives by giving them the clarity, confidence and contentment necessary to make smart choices, cultivate meaningful relationships, enjoy their work and create a life of balance, joy and success. 
Am I the right therapist for you?

The only way to answer that question is for us to meet and see if we’re a good match. But I can tell you this: when you work with me, you will have 100% of my attention. You will also have a safe, supportive environment in which to slow down and explore what’s true for you. 
By listening closely, using my intuition and advanced training, and asking you questions, I will help you:
  • Dig down and discover the root cause of any discontentment or dissatisfaction you may feel.
  • Know your purpose and what’s important to you so you can align your actions and decisions accordingly.
  • Evaluate your relationships from a new, clearer perspective and nurture those that support your happiness and ability to thrive.
  • Develop a inner confidence that allows you to make wise choices, take action without hesitation and feel self-assured in any situation.
  • Shut down any critical voices that cause you to question your abilities and potential.
  • Recognize and celebrate those moments in your life that are joyous, happy and meaningful. 
  • Appreciate and honor who you are and the life you are creating, without apology or excuses.

As an Irish immigrant/expatriate with extensive training in social work and psychotherapy (as well as 20 years experience in immigration law and human resources), I bring a lot of personal and professional experience to my work as a therapist. I know first-hand how tough it can be to work and succeed in corporate America. And having worked with so many people of different nationalities, cultures and religions, I know how disconcerting it can be to feel cut off from your past, your country and feel like a stranger in a strange land. 

A former addict/alcoholic, the opioid epidemic has been a catalyst for me to be more open about my own recovery journey.  I have been in recovery for over 18 years with a 12-step abstinence based program as my primary foundation.  However, professionally I use a variety of treatment modalities with my patients including harm reduction; medication based treatment (naltraxone, suboxone, naloxone); 12-step programs and any combination of these that can help alleviate suffering.  Please refer to my Addiction/Recovery Work page for details on recovery treatment work.  
Some of my areas of specialty are:

  • Career/Work-life
  • Addiction/Alcoholism
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Cultural Assimilation/Immigrant Experience/TCK

Over the years, my patients have applauded my passion, knowledge, and therapeutic methods, as outlined in these testimonials.

“Dr. Linda McEvatt is the first therapist I have been to see. Being nervous about going to a therapist for the first time, Dr. McEvatt put me at ease immediately. She is very professional, but has a way of making you feel very comfortable as if you were talking to a friend. She is not pushy in the sense of making you talk about or do things that make you feel uncomfortable, but at the same time will challenge you in a positive way. I have continued to see Dr. McEvatt weekly now, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist.”
“Linda is such a great listener and really helped me learn and grow. Her empathy and ability to break through old barriers was particularly useful. She is also comfortable to be with, and put me at ease right away. I highly recommend Linda.”
“I was very hesitant because I had not seen a therapist before and I don't want to be seeing a therapist for years and years. I have to say that Linda's approach as so many others have posted about was open and warm. From the time she opened the door, shook my hand and welcomed me, I knew it was going to be all right. Even though this was only a first session, I left with some little strategies that I will use immediately every day to help reduce my anxiety. I've committed to going back for 2 months on a weekly basis and we'll evaluate where I am at then. I feel a great sense of relief, but most importantly I feel confident that she'll be able to really help me.”

For more reviews, click here.
Where and when I work

I can meet with you one-on-one in my conveniently located Midtown New York City office.  Call 917-403-3132 to schedule an appointment or to have a brief consultation to see if we might work well together. There is no charge for this 10-15 minute call.   
CALL ME AT: 917-403-3132
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