Linda MacDonald was born in Seattle and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program in 1988 and currently works in Gig Harbor as a counselor at the Shepherd’s Center for Psychological Services. She shares office space with a team of quality Christian colleagues.
Linda’s passion for counseling began at a young age, while her choice to do it as a vocation didn’t occur until she was in her thirties. She is grateful to be in a profession that never ceases to energize and challenge her. Linda finds joy in learning new ways to help people resolve struggles in their relationships, gain new interpersonal skills, develop healthier ways to cope with the stresses of life, and helping people find mental and emotional wholeness to the highest degree possible.
Her therapy style is active yet respectful, empathetic yet challenging, makes use of books and handouts, and seeks to empower clients to reach their goals for counseling.
As a spiritually focused person, Linda has a genuine love for people and a tested belief in God’s ability, with their cooperation, to heal their hearts from the inevitable injuries of living in a fallen world.
She is most widely known for writing the one-act play, Broken Heart, used by Young Life, churches, and parachurch groups for audiences all over the world.