Mary Linkous, Therapist in Gordonsville , Tennessee — Zencare
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Mary Linkous

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Tennessee Accepting Online
Gordonsville Accepting In-person
Updated June 18, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Mary Linkous is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Gordonsville, TN. Mary specializes in providing clients with the support they need in times of major change. This could be a divorce, becoming empty-nesters, starting a new job, transitioning to a new career path, graduating from school, and more. She provides clients with the introspective space they need to process through what this change means for them and to address the anxieties that come with that change.

Mary’s approach to therapy draws from evidence-based therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy. She is a person-centered therapist who gives clients the practical skills they need to overcome their stress. She is trained in providing trauma-informed care, as many clients who have experienced traumatic events need specialized support, especially in the face of major transitions.

Mary earned her Master’s degree from Argosy University. She has over ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in the clinical setting. She creates a laid-back, personable environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings. She also works with young people as they begin their careers and need guidance on how to do so meaningfully.


Message to clients

Whether you have had therapy before or not, you likely have some questions about what it is like. The most asked question I get before a client starts therapy is, "How does this work?" I can definitely appreciate that. Don't we all want to know how things are going to go before we consider if it is something you want to do? I don’t believe that therapy is “one size fits all,” so I focus on ensuring that each session fits my clients’ individual needs. I am dedicated to a person-centered approach, so our process depends largely on your situation. I will listen to what you would like help with and together we’ll decide on an approach that works.

So, what should you expect if you decide to move forward with me as your therapist? First, I will send you an intake questionnaire and some routine initial paperwork. During our first session (intake session), I will review the intake questionnaire with you and get more information on your history, concerns and current needs. This session allows for us to get to know each other and build trust. I know that starting therapy can be intimidating and emotional, so I strive to put my clients at ease using humor and understanding in a non-judgmental atmosphere. After the initial discomfort wears off, many clients begin looking forward to our sessions as a time to discuss their feelings and issues in a safe environment.


Specialties

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate 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.

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $90 (50min)
  • Initial session: $90 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)

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.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Tennessee)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Tue 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 10 AM- 3 PM some Saturdays
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Gordonsville practice
14 East Main St., Suite D, Gordonsville , Tennessee 38563
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Tue 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 10 AM to 3 PM some Saturdays
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Youth Villages, Clinical Regional Supervisor, 2016 - Present
Youth Villages , PRN Crisis Responder and Triage Specialist, 2013 - 2018
Youth Villages, Clinical Supervisor, 2008 - 2016
Youth Villages, Intensive In Home Family Counselor, 2007 - 2008

Argosy University , MA- Mental Health Counseling, 2011


Licensure

Tennessee: LPC0000003716


Languages

English