Linda Her, LMSW-T

School-based Outpatient Therapist
Fort Scott, KS

“Love what you do and do what you love! I once had a therapist tell me, ‘At the end of the day, if you feel that you’ve done all you can, then that’s all that you can do. You plant the seed and, sometimes, you may not always get to see it grow – and that’s ok!’ From then on, my whole perspective changed. What we do can be VERY heavy at times, and it helps that I’m not alone in my own thoughts and feelings. I love that I have others to bounce ideas with and process a session if needed. I love where I am, and I love what I am doing (both professionally and personally). I want to help normalize mental illness and help others be comfortable with reaching out to help.”

Linda officially started with Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center as an outpatient therapist in August 2022. However, she worked with SEKMHC from 2014 to 2020 as SEKA staff, adult case manager, and chemical and substance abuse case manager before becoming a therapist. Linda shared that she originally wanted to be a teacher, but after starting as a SEKA staff member, she “kind of never left.” As a first-generation granddaughter, she frequently helped aunts, uncles, grandparents, parents, and other relatives with paperwork, translating, reading their mail, going to doctor’s visits, and lots of other tasks to make life in the United States easier. She said she’s always had a role in the helping field, so working in mental health care just makes sense.

Master of Science in Social Work
Bachelor of Science in ELE Education

Chemical and Substance Abuse Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Grief and Loss