Rachel Jones Linn, MA, LMFT
Identities: lesbian, queer, nonbinary femme
Language(s) Spoken: English
Address: 5478 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 223, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Balancing Acceptance and Change with LGBTQIA+ Clients– November 3, 2023 – 3E Credits
Fighting without Fighting DBT Skills for addressing microaggressions– Recorded, 2.5 CE Credits
Get to know me:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™. I have a private practice in Los Angeles providing affirmative psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and prolonged exposure therapy (PE). My practice primarily works with adults and adolescents seeking support for anxiety, trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, addiction, and borderline personality disorder.
What does affirmative psychotherapy mean to me?
Being an affirmative psychotherapist is significantly different than being an LGBT-friendly therapist, and first and foremost requires extensive training on the present and historical intricacies of LGBTQ+ identities, development, lived experiences, and unique clinical issues. Rather than being “accepting” or assuming, an affirmative psychotherapist honors, respects, affirms, and celebrates each individual and their unique intersecting identities while providing a safe space for disclosing and exploring at the patient’s own pace. Affirmative psychotherapy honors the broad spectrum of gender identities, sexual orientations, expression, and relationship styles. Furthermore, it challenges non-affirmative narratives and internalized oppression, maintaining continual awareness of harmful sociocultural messages promoting discrimination throughout history and today. Most of all, an affirmative psychotherapist aims to make each person feel wholly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time.
What populations do I work with? What is my level of expertise (friendly, knowledgeable, expert) for each of those populations?
I have extensive experience working with queer and trans adults and adolescents.
What is my approach to healing?
My approach to healing explores the past to inform the present while fostering self-efficacy. I use an integrative approach to fit the unique needs of each client in order to foster tolerance in times of crisis and growth in times of stability. I view therapy as a collaborative process, using the therapist-client relationship and radical genuineness as both a corrective experience and a tool to cultivate healing.
What issues am I most skilled at addressing as a mental health professional?
Providing affirmative therapy for queer and trans adults and adolescents, implementing DBT strategies for those struggling with anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, trauma, or borderline personality disorder.
EDUCATION & LICENSES
Education: M.A. in Clinical Psychology
School: Antioch University Los Angeles
License # and State: #119496 California
Additional Credentials: DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ (#2479)
Gender Neutral Restrooms: yes / single-stall
Virtual & In-Person Sessions
Fee Range: $225-$300; sliding scale
Accepted Payment Methods: Credit/Debit Card
Accepted Insurance Plans: None (Superbills Provided)