Speaker Bio

Linda Espinoza has been working in the field of mental health for 10 years. She earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach. Her first professional role as an MSW was as a Mental Health Therapist in a South Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Contracted Outpatient Clinic providing intensive mental health psychotherapy to the severely mentally ill, adult and geriatric population. She went on to work with terminally ill and/or homebound older adult population in providing individual and family end of life counseling and case management. At the same time, Linda worked as a group therapist in a Los Angeles County psychiatric inpatient locked facility for the severely mentally ill population.

After becoming a licensed clinical social worker, she began her training career as well, at a Skid Row shelter. During her time at a Skid Row shelter, Linda served the mental health community and advocated against the criminalization of homelessness. As a trainer, she provided culturally sensitive training on Mandated Reporting and identifying mental illness courses. She has also served as a field instructor for MSW students. She has worked for several years as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in providing individual and group psychotherapy for Los Angeles County residents. Additionally, Linda has experience creating and facilitating interactive workshops on Stress Management, Improving Assertiveness Skills, Mandated Reporting, and Mental Health Wellness & Stigma in the BIPOC Community. She has taken part in panels, guest lectures, and other speaking engagements.

  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Gender
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote, Support Group
  • Institution
    California State University, Long Beach
  • Degree
  • 6187 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California 90807, United States

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