Coos County Therapist

Preferred Stories Counseling

1995 Newmark Ave #1028

Coos Bay, OR 97420

(541) 252-3588

Linda Schartman, LPC

Mental Health Therapist


Hello! I’m Linda, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dedicated to supporting your journey towards mental well-being from the comfort of your own space in Oregon. With a rich educational background and specialized training, I am equipped to work with a diverse range of individuals, including those exploring neurodiversity, substance use, and gender transition.

My expertise includes:

  • Gender Dysphoria; With WPATH training, I offer sensitive and informed support through gender transitions.
  • ADHD and ASD: Accounting for differences in developmental paths and communication styles.
  • Traumatic, Generational, and Minority Stress: Helping you manage and work through trauma and adversities, including addressing microaggressions and discrimination/bias.
  • Disabilities: Assisting with the complexities of disclosing sensitive information about your disability status, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Life Navigation: Whether it is career-related or day-to-day challenges, I’m here to help you navigate life more effectively.
  • Writing & Sensory/Movement-Based: From writing to sensory and movement-based methods, we’ll find what resonates with you.
  • Relaxation & Humor: Techniques to relax and incorporate humor as a therapeutic tool.  * Psychoeducation: Informative support to understand yourself and your experiences better.
  • Visual & Experiential Explorations: Creative and engaging methods to facilitate growth.

I look forward to working with you in a way that honors your individuality and empowers you to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and skill.

Summary of Services


  • Coos County
  • Curry County
  • Telehealth


  • CareOregon
  • Kaiser
  • OHP/Advanced Health
  • OHP/AllCare
  • Other Medicaid CCO
  • Pacificsource
  • Yamhill CCO


  • Adults (18+)

Therapy Types:

  • Individual Therapy