Linda S. Hines is an internationally trained Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Linda is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor in Oklahoma. In addition to being licensed in Oklahoma, Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas.
Linda graduated with honors from Boston University where she received her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology. She has worked in mental health and chemical dependency counseling for more than 28 years.She began her counseling career in Augsburg, Germany before moving to Lawton/Ft. Sill. In Lawton/Ft. Sill she served as the Clinical Supervisor and Director of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at an adolescent inpatient facility at Comanche County Memorial Hospital for 13 years. She completed a three year advanced training in Issaquah, Washington to become a Certified Hypnotherapist and is also a Certified Childbirth Educator using hypnosis.She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which has been found to mitigate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).She received her certification in Bioenergetics Analysis in Dallas, Texas in 2004 and currently holds the status of Approved Training Analyst and is a local trainer for the DSBA - Dallas Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.Linda has been in private practice for thirteen years.
Linda received the Outstanding Women of Comanche Country award in 1998 for her community volunteer contributions.She has served on the Lawton / Ft Sill Rape Crisis Team, and as the regional coordinator of Southwest Oklahoma's Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) following the Oklahoma City bombing incident.CISM is a volunteer program designed to mitigate the effects of trauma and to prevent post traumatic stress in emergency service personnel (firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers).Linda is a Certified National Trainer for Critical Incident Stress Management. She has been an adjunct professor for both Oklahoma State University and Cameron University and taught classes in assessment, clinical documentation, and ethics.
Linda’s areas of special interest are:anxiety, birth trauma, codependency, couple counseling, depression, self esteem, sexuality and sexual abuse, post trauma stress syndromes, and wellness issues.In addition to her private practice, she provides individual and group counseling for sexual abuse victims for the Comanche Nation Domestic Violence Program in Lawton.
She recently completed her training as a Vedic Master from the Chopra Center. This means that she is a Chopra Center Certified Instructor for Perfect Health - an Ayuvedic Lifestyle Program, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Primoridal Sound Meditation. Linda has also trained in Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) with Dr. Steven Vasquez in Dallas, Texas.
Linda is happily married for 41 years to her first husband, has two grown children and enjoys teaching individuals and couples how to grow together on the path of love.