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Linda Thompson, PhD, LPC, LMFT


Professor and Director of Clinical Training, School of Counseling-Tampa

Programs/Classes Taught:

Dr. Thompson teaches Human Sexuality, Counseling Practicum, Counseling Internships and Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders, Couples and Family Therapy

Areas of Expertise:

  • Attachment trauma
  • Human Sexuality
  • Systemic Therapies
  • Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention


Dr. Thompson has been in the field of mental health for almost 30 years as a clinician, administrator and educator. Dr. Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Pennsylvania, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania and Florida. She has served as president of the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), which is a national division of the American Counseling Association (2016-17) and president of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (2017- 18).

She maintains a contract with the Department of Defense as a provider for deployment and critical incident events and a vibrant private practice in Venice, FL which focuses on working with couples and families. She enjoys supervising post-graduates for their licensure, seeing that as her opportunity to “pay it forward” for all of the amazing mentoring she received in her journey.

“One of my greatest pleasures in education is helping students find and nurture their passion and mentor an identity of life-long learning.” I am excited to join National Louis family and look forward to working with such a great faculty and staff.


  • PhD, Education, Marriage and Family Counseling, Saint Louis University
  • MA in Counseling and Guidance, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Research and Interests:

Dr. Thompson has worked in almost every segment of mental health including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, residential treatment, managed care, private practice, forensic units, college counseling centers and school counseling settings as a consultant during her 30 years in mental health. 

Contact Information:

Office: Tampa campus
5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102 | Tampa | Florida | 33634
Tel: (813) 439-7676


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