Andrew O. Linder
Andy joined Meier Clinics in 1994 and specializes in working with children, adolescents, their parents, and adults for a wide range of concerns. Andy received his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity International University and his Masters in Social Work at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois.
Common treatment concerns Andy works with include:
Anger, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D./A.D.H.D.), Bipolar Disorder, Communication, Depression, Divorce, Marital Concerns, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Pornography, Spiritual Concerns, Sports Issues, and Trauma
“I believe that anyone and everyone can benefit from counseling, including those who are counselors themselves. We all have things we can improve in our lives. I try to provide a safe and accepting place that clients can come to, to address their concerns. Together, we can work through the process that best fits the client and the client’s needs in order to bring about resolution and peace.”
Andy utilizes various therapy styles including insight oriented, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, and family oriented methods for an eclectic approach with clients based on their needs and wants. He also offers play therapy to his younger clients.
Andy has gained valuable experience working as a therapist at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and also as a unit counselor at Rawhide Boys Ranch. He has written articles on anger management and tips for college age students with Attention-Deficit Disorder.
Andy also has experience working with the following:
Family Issues, Boundaries, Feelings of Emptiness, Self Esteem, Trust, Managing Stress, Conflict-Resolution, Codependency, and School Related Concerns
Andy is an active member of his church and has been involved in sports ministry for 30 years. He is a professional Footbag (Hacky Sack) player. He has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records and holds five world records in the sport of Footbag.
Andy offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines.