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Linka Griswold

Psy.D., LMFT Surfside Online Therapy

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Introduction

Dr. Linka Griswold holds a doctorate in clinical forensic psychology and two master’s degrees; she attended Pepperdine University for her undergraduate and graduate training and completed her doctorate with Alliant International University, Los Angeles. She is a DBT-certified, licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California and has over a decade of clinical experience. In addition to her clinical work, Linka served as professor of psychology and statistics at several universities in the Los Angeles area including Pepperdine University, Malibu and Antioch University Los Angeles. Linka is especially experienced working with opioid dependency, chronic pain and survivors of trauma. Her clinical training included pre and post-doctoral internships focused on forensic neuropsychological testing, research and data analysis. Prior to launching her private practice, she served as program director and primary therapist for a trauma-informed, residential treatment center at Promises, Malibu. Linka’s clinical repertoire include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), substance abuse recovery / relapse prevention, family systems approach, psychoanalytic, and solution focused modalities. Clients will be challenged and encouraged to focus on strengths, as well as mental and emotional growth. She uses evidence-based treatment modalities, pulling from contemporary and scientifically founded models within clinical psychology. Specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma / complex PTSD, dual diagnosis, chronic pain and relationship issues. She works with clients from all cultures, spiritual / religious backgrounds, genders and ages.

GENDER Female
PRONOUNS She/Her/Hers
RACE & ETHNICITY Biracial/Multiracial, Asian, White, Eastern European

Highlights

  • Accepting new clients
  • Available on nights & weekends
  • Offers free consultation
  • Telehealth appointments
  • Accepts online payments and insurance

Licenses

  • LMFT #98245 (CA)

Services

Specialties

  • Abuse Survivors
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Focus areas

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Family Conflict

Treatment approaches

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy

Appointment types

Individuals
Couples
Families
Groups
Classes
Coaching

Population focus

Communities

  • Military/Veterans
  • Feminism
  • Racial Justice/Equity
  • Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual

Age groups

  • Young Adults18-24
  • Adults24+
  • Elders65+

Languages

  • English

Faiths

  • Multi-Faith
  • Agnostic
  • Atheist
  • Christian
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jewish
  • Latter-day Saints/Mormon
  • Pagan
  • Jain
  • Interfaith
  • Buddhist

Fees & Insurance

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Molina
  • Optum
  • Oscar

Locations

Telehealth Zoom Calabasas
Telehealth Zoom Westlake
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Frequently asked questions

Is Linka Griswold accepting new clients and do they offer online appointment requests? Linka Griswold is currently accepting new clients and can be booked on the Monarch website. Linka Griswold also offers a free consultation.
Does Linka Griswold offer telehealth appointments? Linka Griswold does offer telehealth appointments. You can request to book a telehealth appointment with them on their Monarch profile.
What areas does Linka Griswold specialize in? Linka Griswold specializes in the following areas: Abuse Survivors, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Chronic Illness, Depression, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, LGBTQIA+, Multicultural Concerns, Trauma, and Cultural and Systemic Oppression.

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