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Linda Carroll

Linda Carroll, MS, has worked as a couples therapist for more than thirty years. In addition to being a licensed therapist, she is certified in Transpersonal Psychology and Imago Therapy, the highly successful form of couples therapy developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, and is a master teacher in the PAIRS Psychoeducation Process. She has studied many modalities of psychological and spiritual work, including Voice Dialogue, Holotropic Breathwork with Dr. Stan Grof, the Four-Fold Way with Angeles Arrien, the Diamond Heart Work of A.H. Almaas, and training with the Couples Institute of Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson. She is also certified in the Hot Monogamy program, which helps couples create (or re-create) the passion that makes relationships thrive.

Linda works with a limited number of couples regularly in a new style of “concierge therapy” in which she travels to their home or office for two to six days a year for private, all-day sessions, offering ongoing Skype and phone sessions in between. She teaches workshops and delivers keynote addresses throughout the United States and is a frequent speaker at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. Linda lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her veterinarian husband, Tim Barraud, and a Jack Russell terrier.

She has five children and nine grandchildren in the States and three “bonus children” and six “bonus grandchildren” in New Zealand. Her website is

Linda Carroll, author of LOVE CYCLES explains how we can all win at love, even when it doesn't last

The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love: A Talk with Linda Carroll, Author of Love Cycles

What does the phrase “love cycles” mean?

When we fall in love, our lives don’t become any more linear. As new lovers, we can feel merged as one but, once the initial “love drug” wears off, we find we’re...

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