About Linda

Linda Harley is a NC Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and NC Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and an American Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, bringing over thirty years of experience to individuals, couples, and families/step families.

My Services:

  1. Individual counseling
  2. Marriage/couple Counseling
  3. Family/step family counseling
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Anger Management
  6. Conflict Resolution
  7. Acute & chronic stress-anxiety
  8. PTS-panic attacks
  9. Grief/depression
  10. Sleep difficulties
  11. Habit Control: Smoking, Excessive Eating, Procrastination
  12.  Mind-body Hypnotherapy


Counseling & Therapy

My counseling/therapy modality is eclectic, utilizing all my resources and well formulated techniques. What I need from you is your desire. We work together as a team in identifying self-defeating patterns, replacing them with patterns that do work. I offer you a framework for you to talk in a safe environment, educating and coaching you in managing your emotional responses, practicing good listening skills while fostering flexibility in negotiating your issues to mutually benefit all.

This is work I love to do. I am directive in my approach, but at the same time respecting the integrity of the people I work with. No physician referral is required. Insurances are accepted depending upon individual policy. Payment by checks or cash. For further information or an appointment call (828)-692-8042.

About Crit

Who is Dr. J. Crit Harley?

 Dr. John Crittenden Harley (Crit) died February 10, 2014 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia of a rare blood disorder called Secondary Hemophagocyctic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). 

Dr. Harley was a former Emergency Department Physician who had specialized training in cognitive skills development, hypnotherapy, NLP, biofeedback and relaxation training. He was not a psychiatrist or psychologist and did not deal with abnormal psychology. He was a coach, a teacher, and since 1978 had been helping people be happier, healthier and more successful. He worked with individuals, groups and corporations.