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.

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority mental health month, a time that we should all bring awareness to the struggles and difficulties that many minority groups face every day.

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Celebrate Your Mind Support Group

Celebrate Your Mind Support Group

Appleseed is able to offer Ashland County a unique support group approach for those who consider themselves voice hearers. The Hearing Voices Movement in the USA is spreading across our nation where individuals with shared life experiences are coming together in solidarity to share and support one another.

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Importance of Non-Judgment in Responding to a Suicide

Importance of Non-Judgment in Responding to a Suicide

Suicide deaths are on the rise. Being nonjudgmental of another person is critical to building an emotional bond, paving the way for openness and self-disclosure, bringing them closer to feeling validated and not so alone.

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