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 in-depth 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

  • Communication Specialist, Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley, 2014
  • 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
  • Ongoing training and consultation for collaborative practice and small family businesses

Professional Experience

  • Private psychotherapy practice, San Jose, 1989-present. Services include psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and couples. Also, conduct seminars on various topics in 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

  • International Academy of Collaborative Practice
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Workshops and Keynotes:

  • The 14th Annual Avenidas Caregiver Conference
    Mountain View, CA
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    “What About Me?- The Importance of Caregivers’ Needs and How to Meet Them”
  • Avenidas 13th Annual Caregiver Conference
    From Crisis to Confidence “Coping with Cognitive Decline”
    Tonita E. Wroolie, PhD and Linda Nastari, LCSW
    Saturday, October 22, 2016
  • International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals
    16th Annual Networking and Educational Forum
    October 15-18, 2015
    Washington, DC
  • Presentation-Diminished Capacity: Impact on Families and the Collaborative Process
    Tonita E. Wroolie, PhD, ABPP and Linda Nastari, LCSW