Linda Rolufs, LMFT

Therapist in Sacramento & Online

 linda@lovehealgrow.com
916.538.3685

pronouns: she/her

Availability: Sunday – Wednesday (including evenings)

Specialties:

Relationship Therapy for Couples & Individuals
Moving On After Break Ups or Divorce

Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorders
Maternal Mental Health & Post-Partum Depression
Healing after Relationships with Narcissistic or Abusive Partners

 

Linda joins us from a Bay Area private practice and will start seeing clients at Love Heal Grow beginning June 14th.

Linda Therapist Sacramento

I help individuals and couples respond to their painful experiences and emotions in ways that bring them freedom and closeness to themselves and others.

 

You can experience more fulfillment in your life and relationships! I’m here to support you.

 

I’m the type of therapist who believes life can be lived with joy and connection when we also make space to tend to our uncomfortable and painful experiences.

 

 

I want to bring you home to you—to facilitate the discovery that you can be your most trusted ally.

In my decades as a therapist, I have, over and over again, witnessed the freedom people find when they learn that they no longer need fear themselves or avoid their emotions, sensations, thoughts or fears.

 

I love using mindfulness based practices, to help my clients learn to find refuge and wisdom in being present to their own emotions and living within their own bodies.

 

I teach my clients that emotions don’t need to be fixed—they need to be tended.

Emotions are exquisitely rational.  Although they may show up out of context and belong to another place, time, or experience, they will always make sense.

 

I’ll help you learn that your emotions are here for your greatest well-being, that you no longer need to avoid, control, or get rid of them.  You can use their wisdom, their energy to make informed choices, ease suffering, loneliness, and helplessness.

I trust my clients and respect their process unconditionally.  Whatever you are doing, however you have learned to cope, even if it is now causing you pain or keeping you stuck, it once had survival value. We will explore this together, with reverent curiosity.  In a space of safety and acceptance, I will support you to meet the challenges that will bring you fully alive and present in your life and your relationships.

 

I bring my many years of life experience to my work. I know how life can be such a struggle.

I’ve seen my own life dismantled in ways over which I had no control and I’ve come to appreciate the soul forging nature of hardships and pain.  The passion I feel for living a fully engaged, authentic life comes from the deep gratitude I feel for every life experience (painful to joyful) I have ever had.

 

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my 5 adult children—they are my breath and my lifeblood.  They resource and rejuvenate me in ways nothing else can.

I love dance fitness classes, spiritual dance and dancing in the moonlight with my daughters to Fleetwood Mac.  And for me, watching a science documentary is the perfect way to unwind.

 

Formal Credentials

License

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,  #37798: Licensed to practice psychotherapy in California.

 

 

 

 

Love Heal Grow Residency Trainings in Progress
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level I
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Hold Me Tight Program)
Gottman Couples Therapy: Level 2
Gottman Couples Therapy: Trauma and Infidelity
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: Addressing Common Sexual Concerns in Individuals and Couples
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: Alternative Sexualities/Non-Traditional Relationships
Anti-Racism & Culturally Affirmative Care,
Diversity & Resiliency Institute of El Paso