Hi. My name is Anita Aasen. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years experience. I work with individual, families and couples, I have learned that every journey is unique. Every journey has its trials. We all experience unexpected changes, difficulties and loss; whether it be a death, a marriage , a job or some other. We all experience anxiety in some degree. The pandemic has hit all of us hard. Therapy is a unique way to assist when you are ready to write the next chapter of your life's narrative. Specialties include grief work, stress reduction, self esteem, depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I recently has obtained a certificate as. a Certified Grief Informed Professional. and have received a certificate as a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist . I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and in mindfulness. I have worked as a substance abuse counselor and have an extensive knowledge of the 12 steps and "smart recovery" other recovery based programs..
I approach therapy uniquely as a chance to find the lessons in difficulties and the hidden strengths to be discovered and acknowledged. I believe there is therapeutic value in humor, finding gratitude in the small things, and enriching your spirituality. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Cancer, Communication Problems, Expats, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 12954576-3501
NY LCSW 077762
ME LCSW LC21283
VT LICSW 089.0134705
Anita helped me through one of the hardest points in my life. She is amazing.
Written on Sep 24, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Anita is such a great LISTENER and is attentive to what you’re needing, providing feedback and tools to get you through. So appreciative I have her!
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Good sessions so far appreciate her insights.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Anita is very competent and compassionate. She sees through to the important issues.
Written on Sep 10, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder
She is understanding and willing to help
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Anita’s patience, experience, wisdom, and kindness are exactly what I had hoped to find in a therapist. I’m glad to have connected with her here on BetterHelp!
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching