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Tom Linde, MSW

Family Medicine, Behavioral Health

Tom Linde, MSW

Philosophy of care: I believe "the mind-body connection" was a useful concept back when we needed to change an ancient paradigm, but it is now no more relevant than "heart-lung connection." The mind and body are of one system, and physicians fully employing this paradigm are all the more effective for it. I wish to see our systems of medicine, mental health and addiction care much more fully integrated.

Joined Group Health: 1990

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Antioch College, Ohio, 1983; Master of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, 1987

Advanced training: Special training in family therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Certifications: Credentialed with The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Personal Interests: I raise poultry, and I enjoy travel, reading, soccer, running, biking, white-water kayaking, dance and strong coffee.

Statement: I was born and raised in Japan, and worked in multiple odd jobs and locations prior to college. I was with my wife through her medical schooling and family medicine residency, and I like seeing the rewards and challenges in her work. I was a therapist with Group Health for 18 years prior to coming to the residency. See for more about my clinical philosophy and methods.

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