Finding the right therapist can be hard, especially when you're a teen. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and simply don't know where to turn for help? Perhaps you're experiencing school stress, self-esteem challenges, depression and anxiety, or difficulties coping with a traumatic event in your life. No matter what brings you to counseling, I am committed to providing a positive and relaxed therapy experience for teens through empathy, active listening, respect, and acceptance. Together, we will address only the issues that you want to work on and feel comfortable exploring. We'll also find simple but effective coping skills you can use in your everyday life to manage unpleasant feelings and thoughts. I want you to be able to leave each counseling session feeling respected, heard and more confident and empowered to take on whatever life is throwing at you right now.
I am actively licensed in the United States as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC, NCC). I have specialized experience working exclusively with teens and adolescents, as well as family therapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Counseling. I have 12 years of experience in the mental health field and am in my 30's. I have worked in a wide array of behavioral health settings, including outpatient, inpatient, academic settings, behavioral health hospitals and most recently in a psychiatric emergency department assessing risk of harm in children and teens experiencing mental health crises. I have experience working with individuals with a variety of diagnoses, including mood & anxiety disorders, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship/family/parenting issues, psychotic episodes and even supporting parents of teens with developmental delays and autism. I am open to both secular counseling or counseling from a religious or spiritual perspective.
I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and person-centered approach to therapy, meaning that I aim to help you find your own solutions to your problems by exploring how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all interconnected. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment for both teens and their parents or caregivers. I want teens to feel in control of what is discussed in counseling and to know that they are an integral part of their treatment planning as well. I am readily available to provide support or guidance to parents concerning the counseling process, or answer any questions or concerns you may have. I pride myself on quick replies to messages, and I offer flexible scheduling times to help ensure that your teen receives reliable support and adequate communication, attention, and care throughout the entire therapy experience. I would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you during this important and challenging time in your life.
I assure you that your sessions will be confidential and in compliance with the ethical standards set forth by the American Counseling Association.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LPC #7994 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Anna is a very compassionate and patient person who is excellent at providing insight into where the core issues are and providing the tools to correct them. She makes you feel safe and supported. I really enjoy my experience working with her. Very highly recommend!
Anna is an amazing counselor. She goes above and beyond to make me feel heard. Anna is always positive and encouraging and brings a healthy perspective to the way I think about things. I’m so glad we were matched!
Anna is a truly compassionate counselor and respects her patients pacing as well as direction of therapy in which they are comfortable in. Her sessions is a friendly and safe place to help you tackle a problem of the day or something of a bigger picture, whilst gently sharing insight without being condescending.
I’ve only been working with Anna for a couple of weeks and I feel so comfortable with her. She is insightful and relatable, allowing me to fully open up. She is so willing to help in any way she can and I genuinely feel cared about.
Working with Anna has been great, I’ve learnt to control my emotions a lot better through her help, she’s very fun to talk to and I didn’t even feel shy when opening up to her. She’s absolutely amazing and i feel so much better than when I first started my Counseling
Anna has been such a blessing to me! Her support and genuine care has been invaluable in navigating through my personal journey. Her approach with me has been holistic and practical, providing me with her expertise and insights along the way. I genuinely feel like I can talk to her about anything- as if talking to a friend. Would recommend her to anyone.
Anna is very understanding and helps me a lot to stay calm.
Anna is very kind and supportive. Her counseling style makes me feel heard and appreciated, something very helpful for working through difficult times. I would highly recommend her to my friends
I have really enjoyed working with Anna. She expressed honest empathy and offered various techniques to tackle the problems I've described. I felt understood and supported.
I had initially been paired with one counselor, after our first meeting I could tell it wasn’t a match. So when looking through my options, I came across Anna. Reading her profile, something just felt right... she has been exactly what I’ve needed. She quickly made me feel comfortable and gave me the opportunity to discuss what I felt were the issues, helped me dig deeper and unload some deep stuff that I was going through, and had been holding on to for a while.
Anna has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and more. She has given me helpful tools to work on at home for my anxiety.