Linnea Butler, LMFT (license #83313), Founder
Hi, I’m Linnea Butler. I founded Bay Area Mental Health with a vision of bringing together outstanding and passionate therapists to help people who have been through extreme experience such as childhood trauma leading to PTSD and Complex PTSD, or debilitating depression or anxiety, to calm their intense emotions and build a life worth living well.
We take on tough problems and are dedicated to facilitating change. We provide high end services to help you heal your deepest pain.
Once upon a time I was a genetics researcher working in Big Pharma and later a marketing executive in biotech. I found the research and technology lifestyle unfulfilling, and I felt disconnected from what mattered to me most – people. I wanted to be “in it,” not watching from a research lab or a board room. I am also one of our therapists (LMFT #83313).
Most of us think of mental illness in terms of severe disabilities including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar I disorder, and so many other heartbreaking and disabling disorders. These are very serious conditions, and I have spent years treating them.
I have watched people I love suffer from other mental illnesses – depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship problems. People with these problems suffer profoundly and in agonizing silence. They don’t talk, and no one wants to know. They try to show a calm surface, but their lives literally and routinely fall apart from these conditions.
We want to know and we can help.