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Hi, I'm Linda Samson.

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

354785linda textI help people in many areas of therapy
Individual and marriage counselling, grief and depression, stress and career changes, addictions and anxiety, self esteem and assertiveness and more. I help people lead more satisfying lives.

Linda Samson, secluded, private officeYour privacy is important to me
Come and feel the comfort and quiet of my office overlooking a hundred year old forest - a sanctuary, nestled in among 13 acres of woods, gardens and ponds - designed to assure privacy, peace and recovery.

Linda Samson, Registered marriage and family therapist, GeorgetownCan you relate to these stories?
Fighting over money, fading desire, infidelity, grief, anxiety, loneliness or career changes are experience by many. I created my blog to share with you how you can overcome the troubles life brings your way.

Linda Samson, Registered marriage and family therapist, GeorgetownMore about Linda
I have a MSc in Family Studies from Guelph University. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have been doing this work for over 30 years.

Do you pray?

I discovered CBC  radio one day when my newly adopted kitten was playing with the station dial. One hour of Morningside and I was hooked. That was thirty years ago.
Last  September, while listening to “The Current”, I heard an excerpt from  “The Peter Diaries”. It was an interview with Dr. Peter Jepson-Young.  Peter died of AIDS in November, 1992, at the age of 34.

His mother, Shirley Young, also part of the interview, now runs The Peter Foundation (created to help AIDS victims have a better quality of life). She shared an affirmation Peter wrote while at Tofino Beach on the west coast of Vancouver, after he’d gone blind.

I thought it was beautiful and would like to share it with you.

I accept and absorb all the strength of the earth, to keep my body hard and strong.
I accept and absorb all the energy of the sun, to keep my mind sharp and bright.
I accept and absorb all the life force of the ocean, to cleanse my body and bring me life.
I accept and absorb all the power of the wind, to cleanse my spirit and bring me strength of purpose.
I accept and absorb all the mystery of the heavens, for I am part of that vast unknown.
I believe God to be all these elements and the force that unites them.
And from these elements, I have come.
And to these elements, I shall return.
But the energy that is me
Will not be lost.

Peter’s mother says this prayer every morning.