Linda-Mary Montminy is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, since 2007. Linda is also an experienced Educator as a certified School Guidance Counselor, since 2003. Linda earned her Master’s Degree of Science in Community Counseling Psychology from Springfield College in 2002, and also earned 48 credits in a Master’s of Arts Program in Counseling Psychology at Notre Dame College and completed her Clinical Internship studies. In addition, Linda is a Qualified Practitioner Sexual Abuse Specialist in Child Abuse and in Sex Offender Specific Treatment. Linda has a certification in the State of NH for the Superior and Probate Court as a Guardian ad Litem. Linda has certifications also in TF-CBT Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in Fire Setting Treatment.
Linda has over 28 years’ experience working in the human service/mental health field with children, adolescent, adults and in the elderly/Geriatric’s population. Linda has an extensive background working with adolescents and adults in Sex Offender Specific Forensic Treatment and Education, treating the elderly/Geriatrics, providing therapeutic treatment for children with severe behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and children with autism (on the spectrum), abuse and neglect cases, issues of domestic violence, crisis intervention and problem solving.
Overall, Linda has worked as a Clinical Director in a residential care setting and overseeing the milieu, and in a school setting and healthcare center. Linda has a background in Special Education (SPED), Child Protection and Investigations as a Social Worker (CPSW) and as a Clinical Supervisor in Home Base Therapeutic Services (HBTS) for families and their children within the community.
Linda utilizes a Holistic Integrative approach that meets the Client’s needs that is strength based. When working with individuals in treatment, Linda looks to an Eclectic Therapeutic approach – Humanism/Existentialism in treatment that is Client Centered. Approaches in treatment may include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, as well as modalities in relapse prevention education and techniques, mindfulness/meditation and grounding techniques.
Linda has experience working with adults/inmates (both men and women) in the criminal forensic field, whom are incarcerated (within State Corrections/Prison Facility), and for both State and Federal individuals on probation within the community providing Sex Offender Treatment. Linda has a background providing Comprehensive Assessments in Intakes and Risk Assessments for Juveniles, Adults – Men and Women, and in the Static 99 Assessment, The Stable Assessment, The Abel Assessment and the J-Soap II Assessment.
Linda has presented at the MASOC/MATSA Conference – Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) in Massachusetts, and the Eighteenth Annual Conference – Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Hampshire.
Linda is also a Usui-Reiki Master Practitioner – an Energy-Spiritual Healer. Reiki is a healing modality, a technique that increases a person’s supply of Life-Energy. The peaceful way to health (body, mind and spirit) and relaxation (to help decrease stressfulness and anxiety). Linda’s approach and efforts in providing energy healing and meditation is channeled and guided through by a higher power, God, the Angels, Saints and Spiritual Guides.
To learn more about Reiki and its health benefits, please inquire upon visit.
Linda believes in creating a safe and supportive space for individuals to be present….in order to feel comfortable in sharing their thoughts and feelings.
“The Serenity Prayer”
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.
Linda enjoys the serenity of being with nature and animals very much. She enjoys walking outdoors with nature, enjoying the scenic and listening to the birds. In her spare time, she finds comfort in listening to music, reading, and in spiritual prayer. Linda’s interest is in the Spiritual realm, Angels, and practicing Reiki. And, having fun with the Angel Cards and Tarot Cards with family and friends.