Linda Taggart, LCSW

Linda Taggart, LCSW

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - 27170
Secondary Credential: Clinical Social Work - 077484-1
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 20495
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Office 1
San Francisco, California 94104
Office 2
Berkeley, California 94709

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I believe in the inherent wisdom of my clients and that my job as a therapist is to help my clients express that wisdom in their lives, even though they may be initially coming to see me because of feeling stuck. I will ask you, 'What brings you to seek help at this time?" Together we will explore the situation and identify our initial ideas about an approach to resolving or integrating the issue.

Sometimes brief therapy is useful and sometimes we would decide to allot more time so that a thorough exploration of potential underlying issues can happen. We may decide to use EMDR as a modality if you need help with stress about a future issue such as an upcoming job interview, resolving a single traumatic event, or with processing attachment-focused trauma that resulted from neglect or abuse during childhood.

Email or Call Linda Taggart, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20495

More Info About My Practice

We would discuss arrangements for insurance and fees before the first session. For insurance, your presenting problem will be "medically necessary."

I accept private payment and can provide receipts for HSA submittal. I am also on several insurance panels and for these I submit claims directly to the insurance company.

EMDR sessions are usually longer. When insurance reimbursement is utilized, the extra time is not reimbursable and therefore requires a negotiable out-of-pocket fee.

I provide consultation to other professionals on a sliding scale basis.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Reasons for seeking psychotherapy vary so much -- from healing a loss or trauma to figuring out a new career. The purpose is to reach the goal, of course, but often something else pretty amazing happens along the way. The therapeutic interaction can lead to increased confidence, more effective communication, and integration of old experiences. Sometimes things not previously explored continue to have powerful effects on attitudes and behavior. General benefits of therapy can include increased self-understanding and confidence plus added ability to see and accept what cannot be changed.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

The theoretical influences I list reflect my emphasis on my clients' wisdom about themselves and the importance of both the client's and the therapist's various socio/cultural systems. I view my work as facilitating change or understanding. Contemporary relational and intersubjective psychoanalytic theory guides my therapeutic interaction through inviting my clients' input and encouraging discussion and exploration rather than assuming authority. I also value the influence of attachment theory, neuroscience, emotional intelligence and happiness research in my work. Systems theory and Buddhist psychology, training and practice lend perspective, pragmatism, patience and steadiness to the work.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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