Linda Richardson, MSW, LCSW
Linda Richardson is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice with over 15 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families to resolve challenges and difficulties in their lives. She enjoys working with a diverse population utilizing brief solution-focused, systemic, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Linda has extensive training in marriage and family therapy, grief/bereavement, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Couple Therapy- 15 years experience working with couples, including pre-marital counseling, marriage, gay-lesbian couples, and couples in crisis, including step-parenting, blended families, and post-divorce.
Child/Adolescent- experience counseling children in adoption/foster care, juveniles involved in legal or court system, developmental disorders, ADHD, Autism/Aspergers, sexual abuse, behavioral and conduct issues.
Substance Abuse- mandatory and supervisory referrals, fit for duty evaluations, alcohol/drug evaluations, follow-up treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
Depression/Anxiety- treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, panic disorder.
Stress and Anger Management- job stress, relationship, divorce, life transitioning, parenting, step-parenting, career change.
Group Therapy- experience facilitating groups for stress, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, sexual abuse survivors, aggression and anger management for juveniles, art therapy for juveniles, in various settings.
M.S.W Social Work, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992.
B.S. Psychology, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988.
Concentration: Psychology and Communications
Linda has post-graduate training in the following areas:
Marriage and Couple Therapy
Grief and Bereavement
Addictions and Substance Abuse
Child and Adolescent Developmental Issues
Linda is a contracted provider on major insurance panels, including: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, United Behavioral Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Value Options, Magellan Health Services, Mercy Health Plans, People Resources, GHP, MHNet, TEAM, ComPsych, Harmony, WellCare, Wellpoint.
Linda accepts all Medicaid
For those who do not wish to use their private insurance, Linda accepts private pay.