Bio

Psychotherapist : Linda Nastari, LCSW, San Jose, CA

Psychotherapist: Linda Nastari, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience.  My approach is from a more indepth, analytic, psychotherapy. I place great importance on the relationship between the therapist and client as the most powerful agent of change.  My role is to help you come to a greater understanding of how your mind works, break ineffective patterns, and help resolve deeper issues in a safe, supportive environment.

I enjoy working with those of diverse cultures, helping others blend their two worlds, while maintaining their own cultural richness. I have also worked within the Christian church community, providing services to adolescents, adults, couples, schools and local churches.

Educational Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California, #LCS11384
  • San Jose State University, Master in Social Work Degree, 1982
  • Notre Dame de Namur University, BA Degree, 1978
  • College of San Mateo, AA Degree, 1976

Additional Certifications

  • Certified Mediator – Foothill College Extension, 2005
  • Advanced hypnosis training, Los Gatos Institute, 1990
  • Certificate in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Training, University Santa Cruz Extension, 1988
  • Clinical externship in Family Systems Therapy, Eastfield Ming Quong, 1987

Continuing Education

  • Ongoing study, supervision and educational seminars through Bay Area Psychoanalytic Institutes, 1997-present

Professional Experience

  • Private psychotherapy practice, San Jose, 1989-present. Services include psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy  with  adolescents, adults, and couples. Also, conduct seminars on various topics to the christian church community.
  • Eastfield Ming Quong, 1986-1990. Therapist in their outpatient family clinic coordinating a high school outreach program.  Also, provided clinical supervision with the use of a one-way mirror to MSW graduate students.
  • Advent Group Ministries, 1982-86. Director of the Foster Home Program. Recruited, trained and supervised foster  parents, as well as, coordinated counseling services to foster home children and families. Also, was a liaison with  biological parents and court appointed social workers.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology