About Linda

I work with people from all walks of life who are highly motivated, willing to work hard and take action to make positive change happen!


I am trained as a therapist, career counselor, and a life coach specializing in Positive Psychology, all of which allows me to be effective in helping my clients create positive change in their lives. People are complicated, and my holistic approach and strong intuition are helpful in determining where my clients’ needs reside. I share my insights and expertise, and I teach my clients about themselves in ways that they often have not learned before. My hope is that they take these insights and apply them to future choices as they move throughout their life. 

I have been told many times by my clients that they feel I’m committed to them and I truly care; they are correct on both counts.  This work is my passion, and I help my clients see themselves with a new perspective, embrace their own talents, skills, strengths and interests, and ultimately move forward in their own life.

Career counselors use assessments, and when they will be helpful to my clients, I offer them as tools in my work.  I am trained to administer the Myers Briggs, (for identifying personality “type”), the Strong Campbell (interests), Skills and Values Inventories and Strength Assessments. As a compliment to traditional career assessments, I also offer alternative explorations, including the Enneagram, and visualization techniques to keep my clients motivated and self-aware. Life is full of distractions, and I give my clients work to do outside of our sessions to keep them accountable and moving forward.

I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University, a College Counseling Certificate from U.C. Berkeley, a Career Counseling Certificate from J.F.K. University, a Life Coaching Certificate from the Hawaii Wellness Institute and a Positive Psychology Coaching Certificate from the Wholebeing Institute.

I have worked in middle schools, high schools, private and public colleges and universities. Beyond my private practice I was a career coach at Hult International Business School, for master level business students coming from all corners of the world.

“The strength of Linda Lesem’s work emanates from her natural inclination to listen and her uncanny ability to hear what is not being said. This gift, along with an impressive set of skills, makes her a profoundly empathetic counselor and a highly motivational coach.”
—  Sunny Massad, Ph.D author or Untherapy: A Positive Psychology for Enlightened Living. Director of Hawaii Wellness Institute and The Women’s Leadership Institute for Conscious Coaching LLC


  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, Dominican University.
  • Post Masters, Career Counseling Certificate, J.F.K. University
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Certified Positive Psychology Coach