Linda  Olson

Linda Olson

Psychologist, PsyD
Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated June 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • College student mental health
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Linda Olson is a Clinical Psychologist who sees clients in Connecticut for virtual sessions. Many of her clients are facing major life transitions, such as a relationship shift or divorce; the loss of a loved one; or navigating general coparenting issues with their partner. She also welcomes clients who grew up with childhood trauma, and who may be seeking support in breaking disruptive patterns in the present day. Dr. Olson also specializes in helping clients manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

In addition to providing individual sessions, Dr. Olson also oversees groups for women that are based in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and rooted in mindfulness. These modalities are also at the core of her one-on-one work with clients, as she uses them to guide clients towards increased self-control and a greater sense of groundedness.

Dr. Olson also welcomes couples to her practice; she frequently uses Imago therapy as a key point of reference to guide partners experiencing repeated conflict turn these stressful experiences into opportunities for growth in the relationship.

Warm, compassionate, and engaging, Dr. Olson cares deeply about her clients and looks forward to learning more about your story.


Message to clients

I love to help clients feel listened to, affirmed, validated and understood. My goal is to give you the skills to understand and validate yourself – not to judge or question yourself. I can’t do it for you – and (not but!) I can do it with you, so you don’t have to feel alone.

My passion is also to help women who grew suffering with narcissistic abuse learn how to heal and how not to unconsciously repeat the patterns learned in childhood.


Specialties

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

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min-60min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (60min-70min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1989 - Present
University of Iowa Hospital
Silver Hill Hospital

Argosy University Georgia School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 1998
University of Iowa, MSW, 1983
University of Iowa, BSW, 1978


Languages

English