Linda Hoffman, Therapist in California — Zencare
Linda  Hoffman
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Linda Hoffman

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Psychologist, PsyD
California, New York Accepting Online

My openings change frequently. The best way to find out if I have an opening that works with your schedule is to complete the phone consultation request form on my website.

Updated October 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists' mental health
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Identity development
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Peak performance

Professional statement

Dr. Linda Hoffman is a licensed psychologist located in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hoffman specializes in working with individuals in the entertainment industry, including musicians, screenwriters, producers, actors, agents, directors, crews, personal assistants, and more. As a former producer and development executive, Dr. Hoffman adapts her therapy approach with an understanding of the ups and downs of this industry and the way that this line of work impacts a person’s self-identity, confidence, ideas of success, artistic ability, and connection with others.

In psychotherapy, Dr. Hoffman provides a confidential, comfortable space for individuals to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and dreams. She offers different perspectives for consideration and notes the patterns that she hears to engage clients in introspection and reflection. She encourages clients to tap into their inner wisdom, do more of what is already working, and develop strategies to change behaviors that lead to problems. She also has a special interest in helping people understand and realign their nervous system responses using a combination of somatic interventions and EMDR. As a compassionate, relatable therapist, Dr. Hoffman empowers clients to prioritize their mental health and take care of themselves in the face of busy everyday lives.

Dr. Hoffman is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and has a separate coaching practice where she works with clients who would like to develop a healthy relationship with food and movement, especially those who are ready to give up dieting. Coaching clients learn to listen to their bodies and use their innate wisdom to guide choices about food and movement.

Dr. Hoffman earned her PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology, where she had a focus on multicultural care. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Southern California. She is passionate about helping successful people find balance and meaning.


Message to clients

As a former entertainment industry professional, I know that your work isn’t just a job. It’s a passion. A calling. And a lifestyle. It can be an all-consuming quest to get to the top and stay on top, and it’s all too easy to lose your sense of self in the process. We’ll work together to identify and change the things that have gotten in the way of living a life with greater balance and deeper meaning.

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Specialties

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Linda Hoffman is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • EMDR ONLY: $375 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I may be able to offer a rate reduction in the cases of financial hardship. If you would like to be considered for a reduced rate, please determine how much you can afford to pay for a weekly appointment, and we will explore this option during our initial phone consultation.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Noon - 8pm Pacific Time
  • Tue Noon - 8pm Pacific Time
  • Wed Noon - 8pm Pacific Time
  • Thu Noon - 8pm Pacific Time
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3pm - 11pm Eastern Time
  • Tue 3pm - 11pm Eastern Time
  • Wed 3pm - 11pm Eastern Time
  • Thu 3pm - 11pm Eastern Time
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

University of Southern California, Senior Lecturer; Lecturer, 2013 - Present
UCLA, Counseling Psychologist II, 2015 - 2016
Cal Poly Pomona, Clinical Psychologist, 2014 - 2015
Florida International University, University Counselor; Psychometrician; Adjunct Professor, 2011 - 2012
Miami-Dade College, Adjunct Professor, 2011 - 2011
LA Valley College, Adjunct Professor; Learning Disability Examiner, 2008 - 2010
Alliant International University, Teaching Assistant, 2008 - 2009

Florida International University, Post-Doctoral Internship, 2011
California Institute of Technology, Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2010
Southern California Counseling Center, Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2009
LA Gay & Lesbian Center, Practicum Traineeship, 2008


Licensure

California: 26518

New York: 025036


Languages

English