If you’ve ever talked to a Navy Seal (I lived in Norfolk, VA., so yes, I have!), you will learn a lot about how they are taught to handle pressure in the most chaotic circumstances. There is much we can learn from their training. Goal setting. When you are tacking a particularly difficult task, one…

Parents want to raise confident, well adjusted children that create a good life, love God and do good things. But if we aren’t careful,  there are things we can do to prevent this process from happening. First and foremost, stop reinforcing a victim mentality. Constantly telling your children they can’t, or you can’t do things because of…

“I just can’t get to sleep at night. And if I do, I wake up.” This woman is one of nearly a third of Americans who are not getting enough sleep. And despite all we know about sleep, the problem seems to be getting worse. People are not getting that 7 to 8 hours needed every…

Everyone makes mistakes and has issues. We all have imperfections that come out in our intimate relationships. But how you think about your partner and his or her flaws really matters. It can make the difference between a happy and unhappy relationship. Acceptance of another person requires you to recognize their short-comings but love them…

Linda Mintle

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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