Linda Sepa-Newell LMFT
Linda has been a practicing Clinician for the past thirty-nine years in mental health services serving children and families in both outpatient and residential psychiatric settings; providing an array of services to address addiction recovery, behavioral and mental health challenges. She graduated from Whitworth University in 1977 with a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences and I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest Psychiatrist and fellow therapist in the Inland Empire. My training has been highly focused on trauma recovery as well as family therapy. Over the span of my career I have worked with many children and families who have adopted children from trauma filled lives, supported and treated families in recovery as well as provided support services to military families faced with sudden and unplanned deployments, disaster response interventions within my home town related to mining accidents as well as school violence issues in larger Spokane school Districts.
Recently Linda went back east and trained at Allegheny Hospital under Drs Anthony Mandarin, PHD and Judith Cohen, MD on Trauma Focused CBT. She has been completing her practicum while at Daybreak Canyon and will soon be testing to get her certification. She is committed to working kids and their corresponding Trauma.
Linda is the proud mother of two grown sons, Sgt. Donovan Newell, USMC, going into International Studies at the University of Idaho and Wyatt Sepa-Newell, a recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York as an emerging actor and singer with Broadway desires. In her time away from Daybreak Canyon she enjoys spending time with her two German Shepherds and enjoying the beautiful Silver Valley. She is extremely passionate about her tenure with Daybreak Canyon and excited to work with such a caring and dynamic team of people. Fundamentally the spirit of Family is the force and connectedness of the human spirit, desiring and needing a sense of Purpose, Position and Place to function as a healthy individual in a world of ever evolving challenges and demands. She feels blessed to be an integral part of the Daybreak Canyon Family!