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Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with 14 years experience working with foster children, adolescents, families, and adults, to help maximize their potential. My approach is strength based, goal orientated with emphasis on gaining insight and coping skills. Additionally, I have 3 years experience in a psychiatric hospital setting and provide Spanish speaking accommodations.
Joined LPG in 2015 and is a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys providing both neuropsychological/psychological assessments and therapy to children and adults. She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful treatment and she uses a combination of interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals. It is her goal to create a safe environment where the client feels empowered and inspired to experience growth and implement changes they wish for their lives. Areas of focus include mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, anxiety, issues related to sexual orientation, and interpersonal issues.
Christina Irizarry, LMFT joined Linder Psychiatric Group in 2015. She provides individual, joint, and family therapy. Christina offers a personalized approach to treatment based on the need of the client, and has experience using CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems therapy, and Experiential therapy. Christina specializes in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parent-child issues. Additionally, Christina has 5 years of experience with working in the field of autism. Christina provides a safe and welcoming environment; she brings a humanistic perspective that allows unconditional positive regard, empowerment, and compassion for all.
Heather Jones, LMFT joined Linder Psychiatric Group in 2015. She has over 17 years of experience; serving families and individuals since 1998. Heather uses a strength based approach to empower children, families, and individuals to overcome personal obstacles, heal, and transform their lives for the better. She focuses on equipping her clients with the tools necessary to make healthy changes in their lives. Heather offers a personalized approach to treatment that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness practices. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in both an individual and group setting. Heather specializes in working with family dynamics, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and abuse issues. She has also had experience working with adults with psychotic disorders in a hospital setting.
Joined LPG in 2015 as a registered psychological assistant who has experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, and life transitions. Her practice is influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques that focus primarily on the relationship with each patient. Her approach utilizes, but is not limited to, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic. She has experience conducting psychological assessments with adults and children and has worked mostly in private practice, community mental health, and the VA.
Rebecca Mankowski is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who joined LPG in 2015. She has specialized training and experience working with survivors of sexual assault, and both domestic violence survivors and offenders. Rebecca has facilitated Anger Management Group Therapy for the past three years. She also has experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders. And as a former Peace Corps volunteer, Rebecca understands the importance of cultural sensitivity, family dynamics, and personal faith, and she incorporates this awareness into her sessions. Rebecca is also supportive of sexual and gender