Linda L. Davis, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Teacher and Life Coach with a private practice in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA. Linda earned her B.A. in Psychology from Georgia State University in 1978 and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 1980. She was the Assitant Director of Terrap Atlanta Phobia Clinic from 1980 through 1985. During that time, she began deepening her understanding of solutions for stress and anxiety disorders by practicing Yoga and T'ai Chi as well as training in the clinical applications of guided imagery, art and creative therapies, body-focused (Neo-Reichian) Therapy, relaxation and hypnosis.
Linda went into full-time private practice in 1986, working with individuals, couples and groups. She works with people who are having difficulties with depression, anxiety, abuse, life transitions, grief and loss, divorce, and spiritual issues. She also works with elders and their care-takers.
Linda was fortunate to be able to travel to India and Nepal in the early 1970's. It was there that she began exploring Eastern Spiritual traditions and meditation. She began studying the relationship between Psychology and Buddhism with John Welwood in the mid-80's. From there her meditation training and practice have been deepened as she has attended more that 40 retreats of varying lengths over the years. She has been blessed with many respected teachers including Bhante Gunaratana, Shinzen Young, Marcia Rose, Leigh Brasington, Thanisarro Bhikku, Cheri Huber and many more. She participated in Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program between 2005 and 2007. Her teachers in that program included Jack Kornfield, Guy Armstrong, Jamas Baraz, Sally Clough, and Norm Fisher.
Linda's T'ai Chi and Qi Gong teachers have included Master Chong Teh, Frank Gibson ( a senior student of Master Ni), Chris Gresov and Franz Mirkle. Her Yoga Teacher Training, completed in 1998, was through Integrative Yoga Therapy and she studied Ayurvedic Nutrition with Bri Maya Tiwari at her Wise Earth School in North Carolina in 1999.
Linda continues her studies and practices. In 2011, she went to India on a 2-week pilgrimage with her current teacher, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche ,and then stayed on for a long retreat at Thosamling Nunnery outside of Dharamsala.
Linda meets with each individual with respect and compassion and decides with them which modalities are the best match for therapy.
Traditional Approaches include:
Short-term Solution Focused
Complementary Approaches Include:
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Georgia Social Work License: 000603
Member: Georgia and National Associations for Social Work