Linda Harter-Deveau LCPC is a highly experienced psychotherapist specializing in couples relationship therapy, marriage counseling and family therapy using the Imago approach. She has two offices in Montgomery County, MD including Kensington and Olney.
Linda works with individuals, couples and families. She is trained in EMDR, Bonding Psychotherapy, Addictions and Gestalt and integrates these for a unique and dynamic approach to psychotherapy. She has been an Imago Therapist since 1996 and is a licensed clinical professional counselor with 22 years experience in private practice. Her expertise helps to create joyful relationships. Her work also includes assisting couples and families challenged by Lyme disease and chronic illness. Her gentle, empathic style is potent in helping people change. A client of hers stated it best, “By being in therapy, I have my resilience back…my humor and confidence have returned.”Linda is a member of IMAGO Relationships International, The Association for Middle Atlantic IMAGO Therapists, and The International Society for Bonding Psychotherapy.
Assisting with the following:
Depression ∙ Anxiety ∙ Trauma
Co-dependency/Addiction ∙ Anger ∙ Loss & Bereavement
Single & Pre-Marital Counseling
Developing Attachment, Relationship & Parenting Skills
Lyme & Chronic Illness
Imago therapy was originally developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen La Kelly Hunt based on their experience of working with relationships, including their own marriage. Their first book “Getting the Love You Want – A Guide for Couples” has frequently been on the New York Times best seller list since first published in 1988. Imago focuses on building trust in relationship by teaching some powerfully effective, common-sense communication skills which can very quickly create a feeling of safety.
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a psychotherapeutic approach that is used to resolve symptoms resulting from upsetting and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing emotions and memories.
Psychotherapy is a therapy process that has been shown to
for people who are coping with current challenges in their lives based
lack of secure attachment in early childhood. (adapted from www.bondingpsychotherapy.com)
Linda has expertise in working with clients who have attended the Caron Foundation for 5-day co-dependency treatment. She has trained at Caron over her professional career and can help clients integrate and continue their Caron experience into their out-patient therapy and day-to-day lives.
Boys Adrift, by Leonard Sax, MD
Marrying Well, by Elena Lesser Bruun and Anne F. Ziff
Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine
Maryrita Weiners MA, LPC Relationship Therapist, Washington DC Metro AreaFlora Ingenhousz LCSW-C Imago Therapy, Psychotherapy, Maryland, Washington, DC
Suzanna M. Hillegass, LCSW Imago Couples Therapy, Psychotherapy, Virginia, Washington, DC