Dr. Linda Barnum received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a specialty in Somatic Psychology. She received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and is especially proud to have a Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Barnum is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma, and trained in numerous evidence based modalities, including CBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, DBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EEG Neurofeedback. As the Clinical Director and founder of LifeMindUs, Dr. Barnum also drew upon her training in somatic and body-based therapies, such as yoga and mindfulness, to work with diverse populations. This included addressing issues ranging from severe childhood neglect and trauma, PTSD, gender and sexuality, mild traumatic brain injuries, and addiction, to the resolution of inter-generational trauma in families.
Her doctoral research into attachment and attachment trauma supports her teaching interests in trauma resolution, developmental neurobiology, and working with couples and families. With over 25 years of experience in the therapeutic field, Dr Barnum has a pragmatic approach that aims to support, instruct, and advise students in the Clinical Mental Health Certificate program.