A Skilled Professional Here to Guide You
My name is Linn Aosjia, and I feel every moment of my life has prepared me for being guide, mentor, educator and hope agent for you and your family as you mindfully explore your life and perspectives, patterns and issues and discover insightful tools for navigating life's challenges. I find it a blessing and honor to be invited to witness and assist you on your journey.
I am currently finishing the end of my internship, and clinical supervision is provided by James Cunningham, LMFT.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in developing communities in Latin America for a decade, teaching farmers and students ways to live with more resilience in relation to land, food and personal care, and each other, for healthy, happy living. I've been a traveler, seeker, and lover of learning all my life, and I find deep satisfaction in inspiring others to become curious about their inner and outer nature.
Beyond countless workshops and classes (I am forever curious and willing to expand!) my therapeutic offerings were borne out of my own journey to wholeness and happiness, along with developing skills to navigate whatever life may bring. I have also been deeply moved and changed by spending time with master teachers in Native American cultures in Canada and the USA for the majority of my life, and about 20 years with Shamanic teachers from Peru, Columbia, Costa Rica and the Amazon. I have discovered that marrying Shamanic experiences with a decades-long Eastern practice of Vipassana, has deeply enriched my life and perspectives. As such, I bring mindfulness, somatic and "parts" -centered therapies such as Internal Family Systems, Gestalt, Peter Levine's sensory work, and psychodynamic exploration to sessions with clients of any age: we can all benefit from learning about how our inner world reflects our outer conditions.
Younger people benefit from learning to "track" their reactions and perspectives and the thoughts and actions that follow. In our culture, we are taught to identify feelings as "things" like "happy, sad, excited...." In our work together, we discover that something is actually happening before we have a thought to label our experience - we have sensations in the body, and then a reaction, and an action often follows. When we bring our attention mindfully to our body experience and reactions, we can create a space where, if willing, new choices can be birthed, and therefore our actions/habits can change.
I bring warmth, clarity, presence, a cozy, sunny space, tea, and humor to our therapeutic collaboration.
I am committed to accompanying you and your family on your journey to improved wellbeing with presence and skill. Since 1986, I have provided a number of specialized mental health services to families, couples, adults, teens and children faced with challenging and traumatic life experiences, first as an Early Child Educator, and then as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, and now, as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in kids, teens and families. I also have years of experience supporting families and children experiencing foster/adoption challenges.
You and your family's wellbeing are my number one priority. Together we will explore the best approaches to help you through your circumstances and discover the path to clearer, self-directed choice, positive change, and restore hope for a fulfilling, happy life experience.
I will look forward to learning how we might work together, mindfully.
Please call (530) 278-5080 for any additional information and a free 15 minute consultation.
To all Visitors: This website is part of an assignment to fulfill class requirements for an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology as California Institute of Integral Studies. Although the website may give the impression that I am a licensed therapist, at this time (April, 2017) according to California Laws, I am a trainee and NOT a MFT intern or licensed MFT. Should you have any questions about this assignment please contact my professor, Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo, at or 415-575-3489.