Linda Zaffram

Linda Zaffram is the founder and owner of Healing Circle Counseling and Services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10+ years social work experience developing community outreach programs. Linda has experience in program development and coordination experience in non-profit, government and the private sector. She developed a mental health program, for a federally qualified health center, where she was the program manager, supervisor and clinician working with the indigent and underserved for 9 years. Linda served as a field instructor and mentor for Master’s level social work students at Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently supervises Master of Social Work supervisees, who see clients at HCC, for licensure. Her experience includes working with children and adolescents, adults, couples, families as well as groups. Linda has experience working with multidisciplinary teams, medical social work, crisis/emergency services, inpatient, outpatient, play therapy, psychosocial assessments, case management, treatment planning, group therapy, public education as well as connecting clients and families to services within the community. She has 20+ years of supervisory and program management experience in the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

As a young child, Linda knew she wanted to help others.  Helping others comes naturally to her and she is passionate about it. She loves bearing witness to the process of self discovery and helping clients courageously explore the unknown.  She is attuned to her clients and brings her “whole” self to the session. She has compassion for other’s suffering. She is honest, raw, will give you tough love or embrace you when you need it.  Her style is warm and open. She offers a space to “just be” that is free from judgement and offers unconditional positive regard.  She will occasionally, or often, drop the F bomb. Linda sees the value in the dichotomy of joy and pain in life.  Striving to help clients understand “where they came from”, themselves and their wants in life is part of the therapeutic process. You are hurting, which is why you are here. Linda can help you navigate your journey to live the life you want and grow as your true self.

Specialties

Linda’s areas of expertise include adults, women’s issues, depression, panic/anxiety, PTSD, grief/bereavement, perinatal loss, perinatal mood disorders, maternal mental health, emotional, physical & sexual abuse, trauma, birth trauma, stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, communication skill building and developing coping skills. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families.

Treatment Modalities

Linda uses a variety of therapeutic modalities with her clients to include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, solution focused therapy, strengths based, mindfulness, EFT and EMDR.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997
    • Psychology and minor in Social Work
  • Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002

Licenses and Certificates of Completion

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#0904006397 Virginia)
  • Certificate of completion in Level I & II Eye Movement & Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Certificate of completion to provide Clinical Supervision for Social Workers
  • Certificate of completion in Birth Story Listening through Birthing from Within
  • Breastfeeding Support Counselor through the Elizabeth Project/Lamaze International
  • Stillbirthday trained through Stillbirthday
  • Trained in Trauma, PTSD and Grief through IATP
  • Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Mood Disorders through PSI
  • Certificate of Completion in Maternal Mental Health through PSI
  • Compassionate Bereavement Care Certified Provider Specialist in the Art of Traumatic Grief Counseling through the MISS Foundation
  • Certificate of Completion in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for couples through ICEEFT
  • Working towards Certification in Non-Profit Management through VCU
  • Professional Doula through toLabor
  • Member of the Bereavement Coalition
  • Member of the Greater Richmond Maternal Mental Health Coalition
  • Trained in Acupressure for birth attendants by Keith Bell, NCCAOM, Licensed Acupunturist

Professional Memberships

More about Linda

In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time with her beautiful family! She is an aspiring photographer. Linda also enjoys gardening, exercising, reading, hip hop dance class, meditation and traveling!

Linda Zaffram

Contact

Hours

  • Monday: 8am-2pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 8am-8pm
  • Thursday: 8am-5pm

Certificates of Completion

 Miss Foundation Certification
PSI Certification