Doing Life Together

Sometimes, we feel beat up by cultural narratives that oppose our faith. Our beliefs are under attack. We become weary and tired of fighting! This isn’t new, but it is exhausting. However, it probably will not stop. Culture that opposes and influences biblical doctrine was a problem in the early church. The Apostle Paul dealt…

Often I get asked: If I need a therapist, does the person need to be a Christian? Does it matter or is it just important that the person be well-trained? Yes, I do believe it is important to have a Christian therapist. Here’s why. The world-view of a therapist makes a difference. You need someone who understands…

The other day, I saw a headline on a blog that read, “Why men are not attracted to their partner.” I thought, really? Let’s put that idea into our heads. However, the author claims this is a common problem that is taboo to discuss. Interestingly, he only focused on men’s lack of attraction to women…

A survey of dieters conducted by Survey Sampling International for Medi-Weightloss Clinics (a Tampa-based franchise of physician-supervised weight loss clinics) found that 29% of dieters felt pressured by colleagues to eat food not on their plan. They reported being made fun of for dieting, having colleagues order food at restaurants they preferred not to eat,…

You feel anxious and don’t know why. Someone says something to you and you respond, “I’m sorry, what did you just say?” Have you ever had this experience? Your emotions have taken over and you can’t think. You find yourself overreacting to stress. When that happens, your emotions guide your thinking and behavior. In fact,…

One of the few things I have liked about COVID is video conferencing for name recall. When I am in a meeting, I see the name of all the participants right on the screen. That makes it easier to call on people by name and be more personal. But what happens when the videos go…

A friend of mine once remarked, “You are so outgoing. I wish I was more like that.” She considers herself an introvert and wanted to push herself to be more social. She insists I have the advantage in life because of how easily I make friends and talk to people. But I reminded her, there…

 Mallory was seen  in therapy for about six months and not making much progress. She had a history of trying several antidepressants and working her therapy, but not getting better. So she agreed to try something different. It’s called TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). TMS is not indicated for those with seizure disorders, implanted metallic hardware, cochlear…

In 2019, a mother was sentenced to six years in prison after subjecting her then 8-year-old son to more than 320 hospital visits and 13 surgeries. It was all fabricated. Her son was not really ill. Her crime was an injury to a child. Reading this story, it is hard to imagine how a loving and…

Rachel’s distress reached a tipping point and she wanted to go to couple’s therapy. However, her partner refused to go. Rachel was frustrated with his unwillingness to change and didn’t know what to do. Her list of complaints included being blamed for all the family problems. Her partner didn’t hold a steady job and rarely took…

Linda Mintle
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Linda Mintle

It is rare that a trained academic who speaks passionately to the heart of people providing real answers to real life problems is so relatable. Dr. Linda’s fun personality and expertise comes through whether she’s helping her audience stress less or make peace with their thighs!

Dr. Linda has her Ph.D. in Urban Health and Clinical Psychology and is a national expert on mental health. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, depression and pain management. With 30 years of clinical experience working with couples, families and individuals, she brings her common-sense approach to people who want to live in positive mental health.

Dr. Linda is also a bestselling author with 20 book titles to her credit, a radio host of the Dr. Linda Mintle show, professor, national speaker, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, a national news consultant, featured writer for Beliefnet and hosts her own website. Her academic appointments keep her abreast of current research in her areas of expertise. Her media experience includes seven years as the resident expert for ABC Family’s Living the Life television show and regular appearances on network television and radio.

It is often said that being with Dr. Linda is like having coffee with a friend. She makes the complicated issues of relationships and mental health easy to understand and applicable to everyday living. The ease she has with people, coupled with her clinical training and experience makes her a sought-after speaker on college campuses, conferences and special events. Whether she is doing a TV skit with Tim Conway or discussing teen violence with Queen Latifa, Dr. Linda will entertain, educate and integrate faith and mental health in everyday living.

Check out her latest book co-authored with physician, Dr. James Kribs, Living beyond Pain, a whole-person approach to manage pain and get your life back.

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