My name is Linda Brockway, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been a therapist for many years, and genuinely enjoy meeting and getting to know a wide range of people. I am passionate about my work, and am interested in hearing your story, helping you find new and effective ways to manage your life, and partnering with you to work toward happier tomorrows.
My style is warm, respectful, and interactive. I will work with you to understand your strengths and challenges, and to help you figure out new ways of understanding and interacting with your world. If it seems useful, we can look together at your past, helping you gain insight into yourself, your behavior, and your relationships. We can work individually to promote your personal growth and happiness, or maybe working as a family unit will be most productive for you. Understanding family dynamics, learning healthier styles of communication, and breaking old patterns can be very helpful.
Each individual and family is unique. We will decide together how to work toward the happiness and fulfillment you seek and deserve.
Denison University, BS, Psychology, 1976
University of Maryland, MSW, Clinical Concentration, 1978
I have extensive postgraduate training in areas including the treatment of anxiety and depression, meeting the needs of children and adults with ADHD/LD and their families, play therapy, substance abuse, therapy with troubled teens, and recovery from trauma.
My early experience was in Community Mental Health and Child Guidance settings. With this background I gained a strong foundation in working with children, adults, and families. For 18 years, I worked at a non-profit social service agency in Montgomery County, PA. I had many and varied responsibilities there, including being a family therapist, supervisor of graduate interns and clinical staff, mental health consultant to a local middle school, coordinator of school-based programs, and drug and alcohol prevention specialist.
I had the opportunity to be a therapist for numerous foster children who had been abandoned, neglected and abused. It was a privilege to help this very vulnerable population. I also worked with teens of all ages and young adults, and enjoyed supporting these young people who struggled to grow up in an often stressful world. My intensive experience supporting middle schoolers helped me develop an in-depth understanding of the full range of issues that can make life difficult for early teens.
In 2006, I opened a private practice to continue pursuing the work I love.
- Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work
Board Member and Co-Chair of Education Committee
- National Association of Social Workers
- CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder