Linda Spain is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, board certified in biofeedback, with a specialty in the field of behavioral medicine. Clinical experience includes over twenty years’ working with adults, adolescents and children treating stress-related disorders, including two years in the stress management clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
In addition to her clinical work, Linda has served as a clinical instructor, teaching and training health care professionals in biofeedback principles and applications. Since 2013, she has been a guest lecturer within the University of WA Physical Therapy doctoral program, on the use of surface EMG in treating chronic pain. She currently serves as a professional mentor for those seeking certification in biofeedback and is a volunteer therapist for The Soldier Project. She is a past president of the Biofeedback Society of WA and is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
Counseling sessions incorporate a cognitive-behavioral focus with treatment addressing issues identified by the client and working toward problem solving. Sessions which include biofeedback, run 45 to 50 minutes in length, during which, non-invasive sensors are attached to monitor physiological activity. Various techniques are taught for controlling physiological states, with the individual provided with real-time feedback throughout the session.