Linda Menesez


Linda Menesez


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS21018
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
Free Initial Consultation


Santa Barbara, California 93101

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in helping women turn their lives around! Together we look at what isn't working in their lives, and figure out how to make the changes that are needed. From early childhood, women are socialized to always be focused on the wants and needs of others. They're often not even aware of what their own needs are. Too many women feel selfish when they spend time and energy on themselves. This lack of self-care and attention to their own needs can lead to illness, problems with their relationships at home and at work, and a general feeling of unease and unhappiness.

My greatest gift as a therapist is my ability to make therapy feel safe to my clients. They know I am not there to judge them. I am there to listen, to give suggestions, to help them decide how to move toward their goals, and the to support their growth. My calmness and gentle encouragement create a sense of emotional safety, as they learn and try out new ways of being.

They begin to feel an increase in their physical and emotional well-being. Life starts to become more manageable, and then satisfying and joyful. I love what I do, and I love being a part of my clients' overall growth!

More Info About My Practice

Therapy is a good way to create the life you've dreamed of for so long. Why not start today! Begin by picking up the phone and calling me, or sending an email.

We can talk a bit and then schedule a session if you're ready. I, also, offer a free 20 minute, face-to-face initial consultation if that would help. It gives you a chance to ask me some questions, and see how you feel sitting across from me, without any expense.

If warranted, I have a sliding scale fee available, and for your convenience, I accept most credit cards.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

One issue I work on quite often with clients is how to recognize and claim their own power. By changing the day-to-day choices they make, they can have amazing changes start happening in their lives. I've seen how this can happen in my own life, and I know how to help others have it happen in theirs.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in helping women of all ages learn to recognize and claim their own individual power, so that they are able to create lives of joy, peace, and satisfaction. I currently am starting a group for women, aged 50 and above, to provide encouragement, inspiration, and connection -- to help them reach for their dreams, create healthier relationships, and manage stress. I will be facilitating and sharing information to improve general well-being. Call today for information and to reserve your spot. You'll be glad you did!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology

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