I am a mental health/psychotherapist licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin with over 20 years of experience in the human service field- all of my adult life. With over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist/counselor and life coach, I have worked with adolescents, Adults and geriatric populations, clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
I am a seasoned therapist whom you can turn to for change, emotional support, personal empowerment and self-growth. I assist adolescents and adults, people going through changes in relationships, marital and divorce, adult and child relationships, employer or employee relationships. Also, I help people in the area of mind, body, and spirit with empathy and compassion. My history is working with ADHD, Mood Disorders, including but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and bipolar disorder. I work with trauma, abuse emotional and physical, infidelity, divorce, marriage, conflict resolution, and any developmental changes over the lifespan, new medical diagnosis, new child, marriage, and adjustment issues.
If you are looking for someone who is helpful, non-judgmental, and human then please choose me. I will be there for you, and we will work together. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rogerian, adlerian, psychodynamic and rational-emotive behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCPC 180008157
Anita is so caring and sweet. You can tell she genuinely cares about you as a person and is wonderful with the help and guidance she gives. Amazing person and so thankful to call her my therapist!
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Anita is thoughtful and inspiring. I always leave our session feeling lighter and confident in myself. I know she's in my corner!
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Anita and I seemed to have a lot in common from the very beginning. I believe it helps to share similar experiences and age group. She has a firm grasp on the feeling and loss that comes from loosing all connection and communication with a child do to circumstances beyond your control. The only way to cope and move forward is to know that the situation is solely in God’s hands. His plan will be made know in His time. It is wonderful to be able to discuss your feelings of guilt and pain with no judgement. Thank you Anita for sharing your story and faith with me. She allows the developments to be freely discussed and we both know that “It hurts, but it’s not horrible.”
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Anita is a very nice person and really cares about her clients. She has helped me immensely through my issues with her methods
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
Anita is the absolute sweetest! She supported me on my journey of getting medicated for my anxiety, and helped me understand how to manage my intrusive thoughts and anxious behaviours on a day to day basis. I’ve seen growth in myself and my relationships thanks to her, and I’m finally at a point where I can take a break from therapy with the tools she’s given me to thrive. Thank you Anita ❤️
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Anita is nice and caring. She is easy to talk to and tries to connect with you, so you feel more comfortable sharing things with her. I enjoyed my sessions with her.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd