About Linda Fountain
Linda has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. As a paediatric social worker she has worked with children of all ages and with a range of health challenges and disabilities. She is a grief and loss specialist and developed the Bereavement and Palliative Care Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Linda was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Mount Royal University for 13 years and served as Chair of the department for 5 years. While at Mount Royal, Linda developed and taught courses on child development, family counselling, and children’s mental health. Having moved to the Okanagan, Linda started a private practice in Kelowna in 2017, while continuing to work remotely for Child and Youth Mental Health Services (Alberta Mental Health).
Linda is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and has done training with the Justice Institute of BC. She is a Registered Social Worker in British Columbia and Alberta, and is a Certified Master Coach. Linda is a member of the BC Hear the Child Society and does Views of the Child interviews and reports for parents, the court, and the Ministry of Child and Family Services. She also does Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) Home Studies for the Adoption Centre of British Columbia and has a private counselling practice.
Linda is committed to continuing education and professional development. She has training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), expressive arts and play therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT), Heart Math, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.