I am licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of professional work experience supporting individuals through tough times and situations. My strength is helping people through challenges triggered by stress, anxiety, and trauma recovery. I work toward supporting individuals who want to increase their motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. l tailor treatment to meet each person's unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step. I am here to align with you in your efforts toward self-care, empowerment, healing, learning, and growing.
Additional areas of focus: ADHD, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904011504
Anita is wonderful
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Anita is calm an compassionate. She presents me with new perspectives that are incredibly helpful in managing my ADHD, anxiety, and grief.
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Anita us absolutely amazing, she provides great perspectives and helps you achieve understanding with helpful tools/homework!
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Anita is simply amazing. She is kind and considerate while still offering unbiased feedback. She uses strategies and draws from a wealth of knowledge to help guide her clients. I an so thankful to have worked with her, she made a huge difference in my life!
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Anita has been an excellent therapist. She is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. I was nervous to start therapy, but she has really made it a great experience. I've learned so much in the short time that I've been working with her.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem
Anita has been so nourishing to my self esteem and self. She allows me to be unapologetically myself, and makes sure I know that I am enough. She is a very good listener and will make sure she understands what you are saying before proceeding on with the conversation. I personally love her and tell my family and friends about her.
If you are struggling with self confidence, boundaries, understanding who you are, finding real meaning to life.. She’s the one.
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd