Dr. Lindahl has 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. She uses a holistic approach to help clients increase happiness and life satisfaction, improve self-esteem, and enhance relationships, and has a special interest in working with suicide loss survivors. When working with adults, Dr. Lindahl uses a wellness model to help clients strengthen coping skills and deepen self-awareness. With children, she addresses emotional and behavioral problems and school-related issues. Dr. Lindahl also treats anxiety and teaches mindfulness skills.
In her testing practice, Dr. Lindahl helps clients solve the puzzle of why they don’t always live up to their full potential at school or work or why they are bothered by emotional or behavioral symptoms. Presenting clients with strategies and tools that can help them maximize their strengths and address challenges is a focal point of her practice.
Dr. Lindahl graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University, with a B.A. in psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of American in 2004. Dr. Lindahl opened her private practice in 2004 and became licensed in Virginia in 2005.
Dr. Lindahl serves as president of the board of directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s National Capital Area Chapter. She also volunteers with the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health team, offering psychological assistance to victims and first responders. She has deployed to help victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC and of Hurricane Irma in Florida, among other disasters. Dr. Lindahl provides pro bono mental health services to survivors of gun violence and their families through Give An Hour, and has volunteered abroad, sharing knowledge of child development with preschool teachers in Tanzania. Dr. Lindahl also mentors recent college graduates who hope to become mental health professionals, through the D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association.
Dr. Lindahl is a member of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP), Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP), the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER), the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia, and the D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association.