Linda Mikesic, LCSW-S, LCDC, SAP
Linda is licensed in clinical social work and as a chemical dependency counselor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Psychology. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Social Work from the Texas State University. Linda has treated hundreds of clients and their families for the past 18 years who have struggled with both addiction and mental health issues. Linda believes in treating the entire family system when possible. She also believes that it is important to get to the core issues that are often underlying the addiction. Linda finds exploration of family of origin roles and rules helpful in relation to behaviors in the present. Becoming aware of survival mechanisms can help clients understand how they learned to survive by self-medicating with substances or other compulsive behaviors without attaching shame. In her work with clients she emphasizes staying safe in the present by learning diverse positive coping strategies to help manage triggers and stress. Linda has experience working in individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Her clinical experience includes working in residential settings, outpatient settings, as well as adolescent group homes.