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Linda Snell(She/Her/Hers)

Certified Addictions Counselor -or- Certified Alcoholism Counselor, CAC
Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Attachment issues-Codependency- Life transitions-Emotion regulation-Mood disorders-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Linda Marie Snell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a practice in Laguna Niguel and Carlsbad. Over the past 8+ years, she has worked with a diverse population of all ages but has found her niche among couples, adults, emerging adults. Linda specializes in helping clients work through past or recent trauma, difficulties in relationships and parenting, substance abuse, including alcohol dependence or general drinking concerns, and mood disorders.

Clients seek Linda’s support when their emotional challenges have evolved into a daily hindrance, manifesting in symptoms like underlying dread, self loathing, lack of motivation and/or emotional disregulation. Others experience sacrificing their own wants and needs in order to please family and friends, but aren’t sure how to establish and maintain stronger boundaries due to a lack of self efficacy and autonomy. Whatever the struggle Linda engages her clients in a collaborative journey to explore whether the expectations one has been adhering to works for them.

Linda understands the importance of emotional safety, attunement, therapeutic alliance, and strives to provide a space in which each client feels understood and secure expressing thoughts, emotions, and disagreements as they arise. She invites you to reach out via email or schedule a free phone consultation to assess fit, and looks forward to hearing more about your personal journey.

Message to clients

Is it scary to show up as the real you? "Don't look for someone who will solve all your problems look for someone who won't let you face them alone." I can throw a lot of clinical terminology at you, but my specialty is to learn what is hurting you at the core and speak a language you understand that aids you in your healing journey. Trauma, substance use, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, and mood disregulation can trap us in the past with regret/shame or have us experience feelings of fear and anxiety; we can become inhibited and isolated. Do you feel you need more to overcome your struggles? Do you desire wisdom? I believe we are not handed wisdom; we must discover wisdom for ourselves after embarking on a journey that no one can take for us or spare us from. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you-therapy is that journey to obtaining wisdom. I will provide a safe space enabling you to relax your nervous system so that you can experience transformation, which is leaving old ways behind to venture into cultivating new ways.

"You cannot go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending." CS Lewis

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Linda Snell LCSW Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist
New Method Wellness Treatment Center, Drug and Alcohol Counselor/Therapist
OC Probation Department Juvenile Sex Crimes Unit , Intern Case Manager

University of Southern California , Masters Social Work, 2016
Saddleback Community College, Certificate Drug and Alcohol, 2014
Argosy University, Masters Forensic Psychology, 2011


California: 93689




Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety in order to identify choices.

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


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

Locations & Hours


Linda Snell is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Initial session:$175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$200 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding scale provided.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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