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Linda Jones,
LMFT, MS, RD, CDN, CGC

My Story

Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, diabetes, weight management and Autism Spectrum Disorder in both Connecticut and New York. She provides psychotherapy and medical nutrition therapy for children, teens and adults. As a Nutrition Therapist and more recently, a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Grief Counselor, Linda has worked with individuals, couples and families to support change, health and recovery. Having worked in the mental health field for over 25 years Linda meets clients where they are at, in a supportive and emotionally focused approach with empathy and compassion for growth.


Linda received her first Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and her dietetic internship from Texas Women’s University in Houston and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. Linda has worked in hospital, residential and outpatient mental health settings, including Silver Hill Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital, Four Winds Hospital and Renfrew. At Thrive, Linda provides individual therapy for children, teens and adults, as well as couples and family therapy, and has a strong background working with those struggling with eating disorders and weight issues.


Linda facilitates the monthly bereavement groups at the Parent Connection in Newtown to provide group members support during all stages of loss, in a safe loving space. The group explores thoughts, feelings and monthly topics to examine grief and loss with an extremely loving group that understands. Bereaved parents and family need support to heal, refocus and reclaim a new and different life.

 

Linda has had the privilege of running a non-profit 501c3 foundation – Families United in Newtown (FUN) in honor of her son Tyler, who had autism and passed away in 2009. Linda’s work is informed by systems therapy, cognitive -behavioral theory, and mindfulness psychotherapy.

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