Hi, my name is Linda Shadoin and I own Shadoin Counseling and Consulting. My private practice is located within Omaha Psychotherapy where we provide clinical support to one another.
My specialty is in working with women’s issues and alternative family building. I have a passion for working with infertility, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, family conflict and women’s issues specific to the multiple roles and life transitions women face.
I also enjoy working with children, families and with caregivers who have someone with a chronic medical condition or developmental disability.
My approach is based on building a safe and trusting relationship with my clients and taking time to talk and understand what concerns are causing the most distress. During our time together, the client(s) and I will also process what might be the underlying patterns or meaning so that the client gains better insight into how best to address these life stressors.
We all have scripts, roles and coping mechanisms we use that may or may not be helpful. We explore these patterns in thought and actions in order to respond with healthier coping and relationship skills.
Additionally, I promote and teach how to use mind-body integration effectively to reduce stress responses and enhance an overall sense of wellbeing.
I am a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and have
specialized training in providing mental health assistance to those working to build a family. I often help individuals and couples through the difficult and stressful journey of infertility.
Grief, loss, anxiety, relationship strains and uncertainty in decision-making are some of the many reasons people seek counseling when creating a family doesn’t come as naturally as hoped. I also help couples determine if third-party reproduction is right for them.
I earned my Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. In the 25+ years since then, I have worked with children, families and adults in therapy pulling from theoretical models of trauma-informed cognitive behavior therapy, grief processing, insight-oriented therapy, and functional behavior analysis. I am licensed in Nebraska as a mental health practitioner (LMHP) and in Iowa, I hold a license as an independent social worker (LISW).
My proudest moments in life come from facing my great adversity. I am immensely proud and grateful for being a wife and mother to two children after eight years of infertility, coauthoring two books, and helping to lead a non-profit organization serving special needs children and their parents.
I believe that humor, gratitude and connection with others are what keep me most centered. Whenever I find myself feeling resentful or emotionally fatigued, I can usually look back and see where I have lost my balance. Being mindful reminds me to reset and center myself in these areas.
If you want to learn more about me, my credentials or how I might be able to help you, contact me for a free phone consultation. You can call me at 402-715-9710 ext. 704 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you.