Inner Wisdom Counseling

Linda Najjar, Ph.D.
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Dr. Linda Najjar is a Licensed Psychologist in New Mexico who specializes in the areas of women’s issues and multicultural counseling. For over twelve years, she has worked with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, body image issues, LGBTQ issues, and discrimination.

Mission Statement:

I believe that we all have inner wisdom and it is a matter of learning how to access it. I emphasize personal growth and well-being for individuals, families, and communities of all ethnicities, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, ability/disability levels, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sizes, and any other identities.

 

Counseling may be beneficial if you have experiences with:

  • Mood difficulties including depression, bipolar disorder, or other mood problems
  • Anxiety including general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, or other anxiety
  • Experiences with trauma, sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic violence, family concerns, or PTSD (combat or other trauma).
  • Pregnancy-related or Postpartum issues; Infertility
  • Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Questioning issues
  • Attention deficit disorder or other attention difficulties 
  • Body image issues  
  • Stress management and adjustment issues  
  • Learning disabilities and other psychological assessments
  • Career counseling
  • Learning how to cope with experiences of discrimination based on gender, culture, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, size, or other identity.

 

 

Populations served: Women & Men; Adults & Adolescents

Services offered

  • Individual Psychotherapy  
  • Group Counseling  
  • Couples and Family Counseling  
  • Workshops on Body Politics, Discrimination, and Diversity issues  
  • Diversity Trainings, Professional Workshops, and Professional Consultation  
  • Psychological (Cognitive and Personality) Assessments

 

 

My Approach to Treatment:

Although I have expertise as a psychologist and I can share that expertise with you, I believe that you are the expert of your life. You have learned how to survive thus far, you know yourself best, and you already have many strengths. You may feel that some of your coping skills are not working for you and you need to develop some new ones. I believe that we all have a wise voice within us and it is a matter of learning how to access it. I can assist you to learn how to access your own inner wisdom. That may require new ways of thinking or coping. You are the one who is capable of making those changes.

After we determine the goals that are most appropriate for you, we will work on attaining those goals. Of course we can modify treatment goals as need be. I also ask that you collaborate in treatment by being an active participant, trying out new ideas for coping or ways of thinking, and providing ongoing feedback about how the therapeutic relationship is going. It is important to me that you are getting what you need out of coming to counseling.

Treatment takes into account the context, environmental, social, political, cultural, and familial factors and systems that may be contributing to your presenting concerns and any coping strategies that may not be working for you.

I utilize an integrative approach. This means that I use a range of techniques that are empirically supported (e.g., supported by current research in the field of psychology) and are modified to be specific to your goals and needs. Examples include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and feminist multicultural techniques.

 

Primary goals include collaborating together to:

  • Reduce problematic symptoms.

  • Identify strengths.

  • Establish positive coping skills.



Inner Wisdom Counseling, L.L.C., Dr. Linda Najjar
 11005 Spain Rd. NE, Suite 10, Albuquerque, NM 87111; Ph: 505-306-4144
Serving Albuquerque and surrounding area.
Key Words: Albuquerque Counseling, Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselor, Therapist, Psychologist





      

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