Delete Fear of Flying Home Page
Contact »
Watch video now
Delete your fear of flying now!
Delete Fear of Flying
Luann Linquist Biography
Success Stories
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Dr. Luann Linquist
For fastest response, call Dr. Luann at 858-581-1122 today!

Profile and Credentials

Luann Linquist, Ph.D., MCC, founder of, with 32 years of experience, is a noted speaker, executive coach, author and therapist who enhances relationships and communication by utilizing “The DELETE Techniques.”

Dr. Luann has helped hundreds of men and women ranging from Fortune 500 executives, national leaders, to college students and stay-at-home moms. “The DELETE Techniques” quickly helps clients to break through the barriers keeping them from experiencing a life full of energy, extra time, and healthy relationships.



  • Ph.D., Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy, California Graduate School,
    Marin, California
  • M.A., Counseling/Education, San Francisco State University,
    San Francisco, California
  • B.A., Recreation Leadership, San Francisco State University,
    San Francisco, California

Back to top



  • California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Lic. #16427
  • Community College Counselor and Student Personnel credentials
  • California Elementary, Adult Education, and Community College Teaching credentials

Back to top


Special Training and Certifications

  • Requisite Organization: “Designing Organizations for Value-Creation, Sustainability, and Social Well-Being,” Toronto, Canada. Global Organization Design Society
  • “Let's Get Organized – Requisite Organizations in the Workplace,” Barry Deanne and Sheila Deanne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, “Healing Touch,” Rauni Prittinen King – La Jolla, California
  • Certified Mindful Coach – Guiding Mindful Change
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Certification
  • Comprehensive Energy Psychotherapy, Willingness Works – Escondido, California

Back to top



  • Secret Lovers, Jossey-Bass, republished 1999. Also published in Japan, Spain, Germany and China
  • Taming Tension, audiotapes, 1987
  • Today's Total Woman, Future Focus, tape and affirmation cards, workbook and seminar, 1986
  • Balancing Love and Work, workbook, 1984
  • Successful Career Women and Conflict between Relationship and Career, 1983
  • Marketing Strategies for the Woman Entrepreneur, workbook, 1982
  • Winning Cooperation with the VIPs in Your Life, 1981

Dr. Luann has also authored many articles for magazines, newspapers and newsletters.

Back to top



Person-to-Person Advisor, consultant and coach Northern and Southern California. Counselor to adults, families, couples, and children. Specialist in cutting-edge, accelerated short-term therapies: EMDR, DELETE Techniques. First California therapist certified in The DELETE Techniques. Consultant to businesses, associations, entrepreneurs, educational institutions, and government entities to resolve personnel and transitional issues, facilitate projects, and improve organizational communication.

THE GORBY GROUP, California Founder of a Southern California outreach program to promulgate the core issues of the 1995-1999 State of the World Forum.

COMPUTER TASK GROUP and U.S. STEEL/POSCO INDUSTRIES, Pittsburg, CA Senior Consultant, Teambuilding. Conducted team effectiveness training for project managers, including team building, communication styles, conflict management, and constructive feedback. Facilitated cross-cultural and cross-organizational communication focused on developing connectivity between managers of both companies. Taught communication, “bridge-building” and intervention strategies, successfully improving cooperative project management and avoiding litigation.

JFK UNIVERSITY, School of Business, Orinda, CA Adjunct Professor. Taught well-received courses, including “Elements of Peak Performance.”

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES, Greater San Francisco Bay Area (Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Sonoma, San Francisco, Marin) Lecturer. Taught course entitled “Marketing Strategies for the Woman Entrepreneur.”

RICHMOND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Richmond, CA Director, Parent Co-op Nursery School (8 years). Designed and directed program; taught parenting classes for 60 families a quarter; counseled parents and children.

UNBROKEN CONNECTIONS, INC., San Diego, CA Chief Executive Officer. An innovative process to impart intergenerational wisdom and experience through permanent mini-autobiography consisting of a collection of elder wisdom tales and family memoirs. Provide protocol for taped interview and guide for incorporation of illustrating photographs and memorabilia.

Back to top



  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Past President, National Speakers Association of Northern California; National Liaison for Western States and Canada
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • San Diego Professional Coaches Association


Back to top


Selected Client List

  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • American Dental Association
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Association of Women Engineers
  • Bull Volkmann Stockwell – San Franciso, California
  • The Busch Firm – Orange County, CA
  • Business Planning Services, Inc.
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • California Community College System
  • California Farm Bureau
  • Chevron Corporation – Richmond, California
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Computer Task Group, Inc. – Buffalo, New York
  • East Bay Hospital
  • Golden Gate Advertising Specialty Association
  • Golden Gate University – San Francisco, California
  • Goodwill Industries – San Francisco, California
  • J. F. Kennedy University – Orienda, California
  • Kiwanis Club of San Francisco
  • Merritt Peralta Institute – Oakland, California
  • National Association of Professional Sales Women
  • National Management Association
  • National Mastitis Council – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives
  • Northern California Regional Savings & Loan Conference
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. – San Francisco, California
  • Premier Chemical Corporation – Pleasanton, California
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of North America
  • Revlon
  • Sales and Marketing Executives
  • San Francisco State University
  • Shaklee Corporation
  • Sunflower Wholesale Floral Supply – Walnut Creek, California
  • Tandem Computers, Inc.
  • Testing Engineers – Alameda, California
  • U. S. Department of Energy
  • University of California Medical Center – San Francisco
  • U. S. Steel/Posco Industries – Pittsburg, California
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts

Back to top



Television Appearances

  • Dr. Luann with Geraldo RiveraOprah Winfrey Show – Chicago, Illinois (repeat guest expert)
  • Geraldo – New York City, New York (repeat guest expert)
  • CNN Sonja Live – Los Angeles, California
  • Hard Copy – Los Angeles, California
  • L.A. in the Morning with Stephanie Edwards – Los Angeles, California
  • People are Talking – San Francisco, California (repeat guest expert)
  • Town Meeting – Seattle, Washington (repeat guest expert)
  • Fox TV – San Diego, California (repeat guest expert)

Back to top


  • KEST, San Francisco, CA
  • WFLA, Tampa, FL (repeat guest)
  • KFI, Los Angeles, CA, guest twice
  • WHAM, Rochester, NY
  • KIRO, Seattle, WA
  • WHP, Harrisburg, PA
  • KITS, San Francisco, CA
  • WHQT, Miami, FL (repeat guest)
  • KLIF, Dallas, TX
  • WHWH, New Jersey
  • KNBR, San Francisco, CA
  • WINK, Ft. Myers, FL
  • KOA, Denver, CO
  • WISN, Milwaukee, WI
  • KORG, Anaheim, CA
  • WLW, Cincinnati, OH
  • KOWB, Laramie, WY
  • WNCI, Columbus, OH
  • KPFA, Berkeley, CA
  • WNWS, Miami, FL (repeat guest)
  • KVEN, Ventura, CA
  • WPBR, West Palm Beach, FL
  • KXL, Portland, OR
  • WPTF, North Carolina
  • United States Radio Network, NY
  • WRMN, Elgin, IL
  • WALE, Rhode Island, CA
  • WSB, Atlanta, GA
  • WALL, Middletown, NY
  • WTAE , Pittsburgh, PA
  • WBCK, Battlecreek, MI
  • WTVN, Columbus, OH
  • WDFX, Royal Oaks, MI
  • WVOC, Columbus, OH
  • WWNZ, Orlando, FL
  • WXYT, Detroit, MI
  • WPBR, Lake Worth, FL
  • KCEO, Carlsbad, CA
  • KWAI, Hawaii
  • KASA, Hawaii
  • WYMG, Springfield, IL
  • KNRK, Portland, OR
  • CRC-TV, Illinois
  • CFPL, Ontario, Canada
  • CFRB, Toronto, Canada

Back to top


  • Psychology Today
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Detroit News
  • Contra Costa Times
  • Playgirl
  • West Country Times
  • Womens' News
  • Books/100 Reviews
  • Maclean – Candidian Current Affairs Magazine
  • VIA Magazine – AAA Publication
  • Bay Guardian
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • The Morning News Tribune-Washington
  • Daily Titan
  • American Woman
  • National Inquirer

Back to top

Continuing Education

  • Dr. Luann with John Bradshaw, Enhancing Moral Intelligence“Effective Therapy: A Major Force in Enhancing Moral Intelligence” – The Meadows – John Bradshaw – Long Beach, CA – October 2009
  • “The Deep Psychology of Money” – Pacific Graduate Institute – Aaron Kipnis – Los Angeles, CA – July 2009
  • “The Use of Humor and Laughter” – San Diego, CA – March 2008
  • “Anger Control Made Easy: An Insightful, Powerful Method for Teaching Anger Control to Clients of All Ages" – Izzy Kalman – San Diego, CA – February 2008
  • “Why we Worry: Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders” Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential – Mark Schneider, Ph.D. – San Diego, CA – February 2008
  • “Using Dream Interpretation with the Bereaved" San Diego Hospice – November 2006
  • “Last Hours of Living” San Diego Hospice – September 2006
  • “Anxiety and Depression: Frequent Companions of Grief” San Diego Hospice – July 2006
  • “Self Destructive Emotions” Institute for Brain Potential Los Altos, California – June 2006
  • “Mind, Body, Soul, and Money: Putting your life in balance” Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat – San Diego, California March 2006
  • “Professional Coaching: Celebrating Today, Mastering Tomorrow” Pamela Richarde, MCC & ICF President – San Diego, California April 2006
  • “The Laws of Attraction” Mindful Coaches – San Diego, California April 2006
  • “Corporate Executive Coaching” Dr. Gary Ranker – San Diego, California July 2006
  • “Beyond EQ (Emotional Intelligence)” – San Diego, California August 2006
  • SD-CAMFT “Human Rights for Children and Protecting Children from Abuse” Cloe Mandanes – San Diego, California February 2006

Dr. Luann Linquist
(858) 581−1122
AskDrLuann @ DeleteStress . com