Meet the Therapists

Linda Zaffram, LCSW


Linda Zaffram is the founder and owner of Healing Circle Counseling and Services.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  She has 10+ years social work experience developing community outreach programs.  She has experience in program development and coordination experience in non-profit, government and the private sector.  She developed a mental health program where she was the program manager, supervisor and clinician working with the indigent and underserved. She served as a field instructor and mentor for Master's level social work students at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She currently supervises Master of Social Work supervisees, who see clients at HCC, for licensure.  Her experience includes working with children and adolescents, adults, couples, families as well as groups.  She has experience working with multidisciplinary teams, medical social work, crisis/emergency services, inpatient, outpatient, play therapy, psychosocial assessments, case management, treatment planning, group therapy, public education as well as connecting clients and families to services within the community.  She has 15+ years of supervisory and program management experience in the for-profit and non-profit arenas.  Her areas of expertise include adults, women’s issues, depression, panic/anxiety, PTSD, grief/bereavement, perinatal loss, perinatal mood disorders, maternal mental health, emotional, physical & sexual abuse, trauma, birth trauma, stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, communication skill building and developing coping skills.  She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families.  Therapeutic modalities she uses are cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, solution focused therapy, strengths based, mindfulness and EMDR. 


Bachelor of Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997

Psychology and minor in Social Work  

Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002  


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#0904006397 Virginia)

Certification in Level I & II Eye Movement & Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Certification to provide Clinical Supervision for Social Workers
Certificate of completion in Birth Story Listening through Birthing from Within
Breastfeeding Support Counselor through the Elizabeth Project/Lamaze International
Stillbirthday trained through Stillbirthday

Trained in Trauma, PTSD and Grief through IATP

Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Mood Disorders through PSI

Certificate of Completion in Maternal Mental Health through PSI

Compassionate Bereavement Care Certified Provider Specialist in the Art of Traumatic Grief Counseling through the MISS Foundation

Certificate of Completion in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for couples through ICEEFT

Working towards Certification in Non-Profit Management through VCU

 Professional Doula through toLabor and working towards certification

Member of the Bereavement Coalition

Member of the Greater Richmond Maternal Mental Health Coalition

Trained in Acupressure for birth attendants by Keith Bell, NCCAOM, Licensed Acupunturist

                                                  National Association for Social Workers


Richmond Doulas

Birth Matters Virginia

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family! I am an aspiring photographer (photography on the site is mine). I also enjoy gardening, exercising, reading, meditation and traveling!!


Photo credit: Images by Windy

“Listening to your heart is not simple. 
Finding out who you are is not simple. 
It takes a lot ofhard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.”
~Sue Bender

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