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    Meet Linda Harter

    Folks often seek out me as a therapist when they are in a state of transition and find that old thoughts and behaviors are interfering in dealing effectively with the challenges of their lives. They find themselves struggling with uncertainties about their future. Moreover, they frequently experience emotional blockages, preventing them from fulling owning their current lives and the joy that comes with this. My goal is to help you embrace a new life.

    My clients are people struggling with relationships, health crisis of themselves or a loved one, getting married, becoming a parent, parenting, being an empty-nester, starting a new career, getting older, feeling lost. I build a place of non-judgement and hope, so you can feel emotionally safe to explore what is behind your feelings. I believe this is key to the therapy process.

    Working together, I can help you make sense of the “what” and “why” of your current struggles, what wounds from your past are getting in your way, and offer strategies on healing so you can move forward with your life with a sense of joy and purpose.

    I see my clients as resourceful, resilient people who are fully capable of cultivating the lives they desire. I help by offering therapy that is empathetic and goal oriented. I cannot promise it will be easy. There will be times when you will cry from emotional pain and be furious with how people treated you in the past and present. However, it is through experiencing these feelings that you will free yourself of your past and make room for joy, wonder, and a passion for your life. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself laughing during some of our times together.


    • American Counseling Association
    • Imago Relationships North America
    • Mid Atlantic Imago Therapists
    • Bonding Psychotherapy

    My Education & Experience

    Linda Harter-Deveau LCPC is a seasoned psychotherapist specializing in couple’s relationship therapy, marriage counseling, group and family therapy using the Imago approach. She has an office in Montgomery County: Olney, MD. Linda works with individuals, couples, and families. She is trained in EMDR, Bonding Psychotherapy, Addictions and Gestalt, women’s empowerment and integrates these for a unique and dynamic approach to psychotherapy. She has been an Imago Therapist since 1996 and is a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 30 years of experience in private practice.  In addition, she did advanced training in the “School of Womanly Arts,” with Mama Gena.

    Her expertise helps to create joyful relationships. Her gentle, fun, empathic style is potent in helping people change. A client of hers stated it best, “By being in therapy, I have my resilience back…my humor and confidence have returned.”

    Imago therapy was originally developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen La Kelly Hunt based on their experience of working with relationships, including their own marriage. Their first book “Getting the Love You Want – A Guide for Couples” has frequently been on the New York Times best seller list. Imago focuses on building trust in relationship by teaching some powerfully effective, common-sense communication skills which can very quickly create a feeling of safety.

    EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a psychotherapeutic approach that is used to resolve symptoms resulting from upsetting and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing emotions and memories.

    Bonding Psychotherapy is a therapy process that has been shown to be highly effective for people who are coping with current challenges in their lives based on their lack of secure attachment in early childhood.

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