Who am I?

My passion for health and wellness is due in large part to the pioneering efforts of
my father, who suffered a heart attack at the young age of 36. Against medical
advice (doctors in the ‘60s advocated against physical exercise for cardiac rehab),
he began exercising, addressed his emotional stresses, stopped smoking, tweaked
what he ate and became a half marathon runner, adding 24 healthy years to his life.
Most of all, he believed in himself and that he could succeed.

As a child, I tagged along emulating his positive lifestyle habits, and adopting the
values that he came to live by. I learned that by ridding oneself of emotional and
physical stressors the quality of life can only be improved. The positive impact of his
lifestyle adjustments continue to motivate me to deliver the same return on
investment for my clients. One of the very few evidence based therapy models to
enable people to achieve this goal is
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

In 2012 I was bestowed the honor of Diplomate by the Academy of Cognitive
Therapy, a world renowned association of Cognitive Therapists. My clinical work,
both written and oral, was reviewed by a panel of experts and found to have upheld
the skill, integrity, and value required by
CBT therapists.

As a practitioner of
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I will guide you to modify your
unproductive/negative thoughts. In so doing your self esteem will improve. This will
enable you to discard destructive/unhealthy behaviors. Healthy behaviors will take
over and your mood will improve. Your relationships will go more smoothly. You
will
live a life that gives you more satisfaction and less pain.

My varied and extensive professional background in psychotherapy, nutrition,
and therapeutic exercise influence my integrative approach to working with clients.
Having the option to look through each of these lenses, I guide clients towards
their goals by offering strategies that create lasting change. I am a strong believer in
comprehensive approaches that are customized to meet individual needs. We are
all unique beings with particular ways of perceiving our lives.


Share your goals with me, and let’s create a plan to make the most out of your life.

                          
                               
 If not now, then when?


Qualifications
Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University School of Social Work
Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport
Certificate in Couples/Family Therapy from The Cambridge Family Institute.

Memberships and Affiliations
www.academyofct.org
MEDA (Multiservice Eating Disorders Association)  
NASW (National Association of Social Workers)

linda@lindasacks.com
781-789-7170
40 Crescent Street
Waltham, MA 02453