Linda Fentress

Linda Fentress, M. Ed., LPCC
Clinical Director,
Compass Christian Counseling

Hi, I'm Linda.

Following an undergraduate degree in Theology, I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Education from Stephens College and am a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Volunteering and working in pastorally focused roles for over two decades has allowed me to integrate the clinical aspects of psychology with the framework of spiritual truth.

I specialize in couples counseling and trauma related issues such as grief and PTSD. I have a special heart for children or families struggling to recover from divorce and/or blended families trying to make things work.

As a counselor, my primary mode of psychotherapy is an integrated approach that is custom designed for each client's unique needs. This means that I will draw on tools/techniques from the cognitive-behavioral, experiential, structural, narrative, and psychoanalytic schools of thought, although I lean most heavily into attachment theory. When engaged in family therapy, I view the family as a system, which means that the entire system must be respected and understood in order to bring about meaningful change.

Regardless of what life phase you are in, there are challenging issues that come up. Sometimes you will be able to improve your situation on your own. Other times it takes some outside help. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential, and compassionate environment where individuals, a couple, or an entire family can receive tools to overcome past and present difficulties. Healing is possible, and I'd like to be a part of your journey.

Educational/Professional

  • M.Ed in Counseling, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
  • B.A. in Theology, Ambassador College, Pasadena, CA
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Chicago Center for EFT
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Member of:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

In Network Provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Passport
  • Wellcare

Contact me:
Linda@compasslex.com