Linda Kramer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice in the Boston area, with over three decades of experience in using mindfulness as a tool to deepen connections to oneself and others. Linda works with adults of all ages. An active, engaged provider, Linda offers traditional talk therapy, and prioritizes creating a safe space where clients can explore their emotional world. As a long-time practitioner of Buddhist meditation herself, Linda often works with clients who are interested in meditation, or those who already have their own active practice.
Linda often meets with young adults in their 20’s and 30’s who have gotten stuck in moving forward in some important aspect of their lives. She supports them to move towards their goals, whether it’s pursing a job change, seeking higher education, increasing self esteem, clarifying identity, improving family relationships, and/or establishing a successful intimate relationship. Linda provides both short term problem-solving therapy as well as long-term psychotherapy. Her training background is primarily psychodynamic, and she draws on a range of treatment modalities including mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), interpersonal, and strength-based therapies.
Linda received her masters degree from the Simmons School of Social Work, and a masters degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Family of origin concerns - Reflection on how family dynamics and values affect present day coping strategies and learning new tools to process stressors; e.g. parental divorce; identifying new strategies to process and/or express emotions that may differ from one's family norm
Establishing healthy boundaries - Saying yes when you really want to say no; accommodating and tolerating; doing what you think you "should" or "ought" to do rather than what you want and need to do for yourself; addressing this pattern and how to change this pattern by setting boundaries so that you meet your own needs before meeting others
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing
Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Buddhist meditation - Working with those who practice Buddhist meditation; strengthening meditative practices through therapy
Social work graduate students - Working with social work graduate students
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
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Mt Auburn Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, 1996 - 1998
Beverly Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, 1994 - 1996
Boston Community Services Family and Adolescent Clinic, 1992 - 1994
Simmons School of Social Work, MSW, 1992
HGSE, MEd, 1985
Brown University, BA, 1977