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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.

If you're a woman, why don't you know about money?

My experience of talking with women about money is that they feel awkward and ashamed of their ignorance. They also feel nervous and uncertain about whether or not they can even understand “this stuff”. Talking about money is more private than talking about sex.

I must admit, the vocabulary can be quite intimidating: dividend, yield, equity, capital, preferred shares, price-to-earnings ratio…..Ever look at the Globe’s business section?

Why don’t women look after their own finances? Why do they still rely on their husbands (if they have one) to do it? How do you go about finding an investment broker? Once you’ve found one, how do you know if you’re getting enough out of the relationship? How do you develop a portfolio that is comfortable and doesn’t cause you anxiety?

The reality is that the majority of people living below the poverty line are women.
Try this on for size. It takes $1.25 million dollars in RRSP’s to retire with a $50,000.00/year salary. How do you ever save up that amount of money?
It’s not too late for us to take charge of our finances. And we do need to look after our own money. Period.