Linda Schartman, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)

Linda Schartman

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I am an Associate Professional Counselor, currently working via telehealth in Oregon. I help people with transitions and stress, especially focusing on GLBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, and other individuals who have been marginalized.

Hello and welcome to my private practice that I call Preferred Stories Counseling . This practice consists of a small, select group of motivated individuals who embody Michael White's statement: “The person is not the problem. The problem is the problem.” As a team, we identify, describe, and put the problem in its place. As we do this, we reconstruct a personal narrative to help you improve your life. Please note, this private practice is not suited for individuals who need intensive care–I suggest you find a mental health clinic for that purpose. This practice is great for people with issues around grief and loss, transitions (including gender affirmation and coming out), and thriving with neurodivergence. I am a creative person and welcome others who think outside of the box–writers, musicians, artists, animal lovers, vegetarians, nature junkies, political activists, or just other free-thinking individuals! I celebrate BIPOC communities and own up to any privilege that may limit my understanding: I work to improve my cultural competencies every day. I start where you are, working with your values, your culture, your goals and never ever judging. I currently have a few openings for weekend sessions; please reach out and we will talk about whether this could be a good fit!

Therapy Types

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Asian
  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Indigenous American Religions
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted

Licenses & Certifications

License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
marylhurst university