Linette Nodarse is a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist with over a decade of experience working with children, families, and adults. Her early experience consisted of family and individual-based counseling dealing particularly challenging cases, such as helping adults with substance abuse disorders and guiding children and families through the aftermath of abuse and homelessness.
After graduating with her Master of Science degree in Counseling in 2013 from Carlos Albizu University, she spent five years as a clinical therapist at Kristi House Child Advocacy Center working with victims of childhood sexual abuse and neglect in individual and family settings.
Presently, in addition to providing therapeutic services in our office, Ms. Nodarse works with children and adolescents as a school counselor and is a Lead Behavior Analyst at a center working with child and adult autism populations. Although she is new to our private practice, her intensive experience working in a variety of settings makes her a stellar therapist, with an exceptional ability to work especially with children and families and their unique dynamics.
Ms. Nodarse takes interest in working with trauma victims, clients going through life transitions, parenting concerns, behavior management, ADHD-related concerns, and anxiety. Her work experience makes her a great fit for teenage clients.
Ms. Nodarse on becoming a therapist:
I decided to become a therapist after my cousin was diagnosed with a severe mental health condition at a young age. As a young person, I saw how family members drifted away from him due to a lack of understanding, feeling that it was better to stay out of it. Later, I realized that someone to provide appropriate guidance and understanding of his issues would have helped him have a more successful and happy life. I hoped I could be that support to another person suffering with a mental health challenge.Linette Nodarse, LMHC