Hi, I am Anese, and I am proud of you for considering therapy–this is a huge step. During our journey together, I can and will provide support for your goals and needs, whether it is a desire for healing, wanting to learn more about yourself, or identifying personal strengths and challenges in order to grow. My style is warm, empathetic, open, and optimistic. You will work toward goals for peace and wholeness through self-exploration. I would like to help you develop the tools necessary to build resilience, feel empowered to solve problems, and make decisions that align with your values, abilities, and goals. Our shared space will be trusting, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and offer ample room for personal growth.
I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri with 10 years of mental health experience with adults, young adults, and adolescents. My focus and experience is in helping clients cope with stress, depression, and anxiety related to work, school and life issues, coping with grief and loss, as well as cultivating self esteem, confidence, and motivation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am here to applaud you, and help you along this brave undertaking.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2023036902
IL LCPC 180014152
IN LMHC 39004526A
She is very respectful, patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Anese for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Absolutely professional and caring. Say to talk to. Makes you feel like their are options
Written on May 27, 2023 after therapy with Anese for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Anese is an outstanding therapist. I highly recommend her!
Written on Mar 05, 2023 after therapy with Anese for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Anese is absolutely amazing. I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for therapy. Anese started our session by wanting to know about me, and reviewing what I typed out about myself. She listened. I know this is her job, but something about the way she is, was what I needed in that exact moment. Anese is there for you while you are doing the work to better yourself. Anese taught me that life really can be simple if we just slow down, go back to the basics of what we were taught as a child, and just be. A simple change in my daily routine has changed my entire world for the better. A basic daily task, that is so simple, changed so much. Who knew..... I am able to slow down and see so much more now than before. Anese never made me feel like my feelings didn't matter, no matter how crazy they seemed in the moment of my need. She knows my name, knows my issues, knows and believes that I can be whatever I want and need to be. You have to believe that you can do that as well, put in the work that is needed to better yourself, and you can do it. I cannot thank Anese enough for everything she has taught me on how to be the best person I know I can be,
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Anese for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Very patient and understanding. Feels like I am speaking with a loving family member. Non judgmental. The best I could ask for!
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Anese for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management
I literally had to look up how to write a review on Better Help because I'm not very good with tech stuff but was determined to leave Anese a review. Asking for help is NOT easy, and GETTING help isn't always accessible, and getting quick and TIMELY support is nearly impossible in general.. So i stopped trying. BUT working with Anese made me realize that it truly is about just finding the right therapist. She has been very timely and patient in helping me process and deepen my understanding of myself and things I'm going through. I've tried for years to look for help and within the first session Anese helped me process a lifetime of things and I realized I found THE ONE. So yeah, if you're tired od looking, go with Anese.
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Anese for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem