Gilda Linder

Gilda Linder is a Master’s Level Intern at The Refuge Center studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lindsey Wilson College. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International and the American Counseling Association. Gilda has over 10 years of experience in education, working with adolescents and adults. Gilda has also volunteered with her church and a local ministry through mentoring, discipling, and helping individuals process loss and painful life experiences.

Gilda desires to walk with her clients in a positive, encouraging, and safe therapeutic relationship. Her therapeutic approach is based on her value of the uniqueness of each person. She draws from various theories and techniques including Person-Centered Therapy, Strengths-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Gilda is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting (Phases 1 and 2). Gilda is passionate about helping clients transition from trauma to hope, overcome challenges, and confront self-defeating thinking in order to thrive.