Dr. Olson is a licensed Psychologist and Psychotherapist, as well as a victim advocate, with over 30 years in private practice specializing in domestic violence, abuse, and trauma. Dr. Olson has a dual Masters in Clinical Social Work and Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Atlanta. Her postdoctoral work has focused on developing treatment programs to those who experience Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) and struggle with its impact.
Dr. Olson is a Board Member of the Childhood Domestic Violence Association and is the Chapter Founder and President of the Association’s Georgia Chapter. She has dedicated her life to raising awareness of Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) and helping deliver the solutions to those affected, in memory of her two sisters, who she believes lost their lives because they were unable to overcome that impact.
Growing up with CDV herself, Linda has a personal understanding of the profound feelings of loss, hopelessness and feeling alone that are associated with childhood trauma, and has experienced firsthand the cycle of violence, fear and uncertainty that ALL too often persists for those who have had such experiences.
In the work she has done with children and adults, Linda has created a movement to help break the cycle of suffering and pain that endures within trauma victims, to stop the violence before it starts, and to turn hope into healing. She is extremely passionate about helping each client develop the tools needed to gain hope, achieve their dreams and escape the cycle of abuse. She tells those she works with, “Be courageous, be victorious and, most importantly, reach for your full potential. That is the final step to breaking the cycle of abuse, and it will change your life and the lives of your loved ones forever.”