Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Linda has a passion for supporting and empowering parents. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2014 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Linda is the owner of Downey Parent Coaching and Counseling, which provides online coaching services to help families learn what strategies, resources, and changes will make a difference in their homes.


When not empowering families, Linda enjoys spending her time with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include being outside with nature, mid-century modern antiquing, reading, and warm cups of coffee. You can find more about her here.

Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW
Smiling child psychologist and kid with dyslexia playing with building blocks.

Development, Special Needs

Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children

Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.

Baby girl sleeping in bed.


Why Is My Newborn Grunting and Squirming While Sleeping?

Newborn grunting and squirming while sleeping is completely normal. Several factors contribute to the noise and movements your baby exhibits at night.

Woman teaching her baby to use toilet bowl in bathroom.

Potty Training

Potty Training Regression: 5 Tips to Get Back on Track

Potty training regression occurs when a potty-trained child suddenly has consistent accidents. These tips can help parents get a child back on track.