Linda Solomon, LPC, LCDC, LMFT
Collaborative Facilitator, Therapist, Trainer
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
I began my career in upstate New York as an elementary school teacher — an experience that reinforced my interest in helping children grow and thrive in whatever environment they are in.
After completing my graduate work, I went into private practice in Dallas, and have been in practice for over 30 years. During that time, I have worked with many individuals, couples and families. In 2004, I transitioned from full-time therapy work to spending much of my professional time working with families who are divorcing. My primary focus, with divorcing families, has been to work with those who choose the collaborative process. I helped to develop a model (The Neutral Mental Health Professional Model) in which marriage and family therapists work as neutrals, with lawyers and a neutral financial professional, to help each family through their divorce process.
I have been privileged to sit on two professional boards during my career: The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. In addition, I am often asked to travel to various parts of the world training other professionals in a variety of skills that I have learned during the years. Interacting with other professionals, in various countries, has been a wonderful gift in my career.
At this time in my career, my professional time is spent working on collaborative divorce matters, seeing clients for individual or marital therapy, working with couples post divorce on co-parenting concerns, or offering trainings (teleconferences, webinars) in the above-mentioned areas. Every day is different and I am truly privileged to work with so many interesting people who want to better their lives in some way.