Linda Smith

 

Linda Smith MSW, LISW-S is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ashland University and her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University - Columbus. Linda has been employed at Appleseed Community Mental Health Center since 2002. Linda has worked half of this time with children and families and the other half of this time with adults. She has worked in various school settings and with incarcerated juveniles providing counseling to students and youth thereby improving access to mental health services. Linda has had extensive training in Family & Systems Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which is used to treat trauma and a multitude of other treatment symptoms. Linda is also a part-time weekend crisis worker primarily providing services at Samaritan Hospital and Ashland Co. Jail.

 

Recent Updates

Self-Care and Stress Management Tips

We are winding down National Recovery Awareness Month and National Suicide Awareness Month. Both of these issues can be made worse by interpersonal tensions and stress. With COVID-19 still disrupting how we live and the intensifying election propaganda, we need to intentionally make time for self-care. Below are a few self-care tips for stress management.

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or death please know, there is help. Take that step to share your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust. Appleseed has caring staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling our 24 Hour Crisis hotline at (419) 289-6111. You may also visit Suicidepreventionlifeline.org for more information.

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September is National Recovery Month

Recovery is possible. There are many great recovery communities in our area.  Don't let anything keep you from reaching out. There are paths that will allow you to find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of very difficult life experiences. If you find yourself addicted and struggling remember you are loveable, forgivable, and changeable.

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