GET TO KNOW ME

“Things do NOT happen for a reason, things just happen. Some things cannot be
fixed. They can only be carried and you can choose to carry them with grace.”  
- Linda Strano Burton

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As a mental health therapist, my goal is to empower you to take the first step in regaining your well-being after struggling with hardships, personal challenges, or even loss. I am here to provide the safe space where you can share your struggle with someone who understands, and who can help you embark on the journey to fulfilment.


My own life’s journey led me to the field of counselling and it has given me a unique understanding of various individual and family concerns, including depression, anxiety and other personal and familial hardships.

Particularly and personally, I am fully committed to embracing individuals who are planning, or in the process of building a family, as well as those grieving loss from this process. As a fertility warrior myself, I understand the pain, suffering, and the multitude of losses that are often not recognized by society. My life and my passions have been shaped through my own personal years of fertility struggles and loss, and this has allowed me to learn and develop tools to help individuals, couples, and families through this journey. 

My work as a Fertility & Family Coach has taught me the importance of taking care of the most important person in our life: ourselves…  and the best way to do that is to acquire self-care tools and coping strategies, and to build a strong support clan that can lift us up. 

This focus on service has catalysed my desire to extend my education and expertise so that I can assist this community in the embracing capacity of a mental health counsellor.  

As an aside, I am also from Italy. I enjoy discussing my love for Italia and I can provide services in Italiano.  

You are NOT alone, I see YOU

Linda Strano Burton, MS, LPC Associate

Supervised by Laurie A. Hightower, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Direct phone number: 210-519-2819

 
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I CAN HELP YOU WITH CONCERNS RELATED TO:

INFERTILITY

SELF-CARE & WELLNESS

PRENATAL & PERINATAL LOSS

PERINATAL PTSD

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

STRESS MANAGEMENT

ATTACHMENT CONCERNS

TRAUMA

Other Professional Services: 

Fertility & Family Coaching

 

EDUCATION & EXPERTISE

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  - The University of Texas at San Antonio - 2020

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin - 2015

Master of Arts, Human Development and Family Sciences (Child Development and Attachment) - The University of Texas at Austin - 2011

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences (Minor: Early Childhood Intervention) - The University of Texas at Austin - 2008

                                                                                                

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate - License # 85070  

Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care – Certification – UTSA, Counseling & Mental Health Dept   

Perinatal Mood Anxiety Disorders – Certification - Postpartum Support International (In Progress)

Cognitive Process Therapy – Training – STAR STRONG Training Initiative                                              

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Training – UTSA, Counseling & Mental Health Department               

Infertility counseling: from theory to practice – Training- ESHRE                                  

Positive Guidance Parenting – Training – UT Austin, Human Development & Family Sciences Dept                      

Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) workshop 

I volunteer for RESOLVE: The National infertility Association and I serve as a local and national support group leader, the San Antonio Walk of Hope Chair, and one of the Inclusion Committee founding members.