Linnea is a Ph.D. student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program (SACP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Before beginning her graduate studies, Linnea was a secondary school teacher who lived and taught abroad in Melbourne, Australia, for three years. During her M.A. degree in SACP, she worked in schools and university clinic settings to deliver psycho-educational assessments and interventions to children and adolescents with behavioural and neurodevelopment differences as well as mental health challenges.
Currently, in the Ph.D. program, Linnea has continued her practice in assessment, therapy, and intervention, working with children, adolescents, parents, and teachers to promote evidence-based strategies for managing learning differences and mental health and behavioural challenges. Her research focuses on the school integration experiences of newcomer youth and uses arts-based, feminist, and social justice methodologies.
Linnea has worked in school and community settings where she frequently collaborated with teachers, school administration, specialists, and parents in supporting the diverse needs of children and adolescents. She provides collaborative, safe, supportive environments for children, youth, and families. Linnea believes all individuals bring multiple, intersecting identities and social experiences into therapy. She is passionate about social justice and identity exploration as a pathway to supporting clients in meeting their goals and developing greater awareness and understanding of themselves and the world around them.
ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS
Linnea can often be found in the kitchen trying a new recipe, at the beach, or out for walks with her friends (and their dogs!). In addition, she loves practicing her acoustic guitar and hunting for the next record to add to her music collection.
Linnea offers services in English and also has experience working with interpreters/translators.
Linnea provides in-person and online sessions on Mondays and Saturdays.