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, 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
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anita Willoughby. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Anita is very friendly, easy to talk with. She is engaging and patiently listening to your concerns. She will work with your needs and give suggestion that are helpful to you.
I am glad I found her.
Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
“When you’re ready the teacher will appear”. That’s what comes to mind when I think of Anita. She is phenomenal at what she does. The space she creates allows you to feel safe to do the work. Beyond grateful for our time together. The nuggets she gave me I will carry and use forever
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Anita did such a great job helping me out when I hit a rough patch! She listened to where I was at and did an outstanding job helping me re-frame my circumstances and get a better perspective about my situation.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and self esteem
Fantastic experience! She is wonderful wonderful wonderful!
Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Anita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Beyond grateful to have been paired with Anita. She is by far the best therapist I’ve had. I leave our sessions feeling energized and motivated, which is rare since therapy in the past used to make me feel drained … but not with Anita! She is so knowledgeable and gives great “homework” that also act as tools for me to help manage my anxiety. I really can’t say enough great things about her. I finally feel a sense of relief since meeting with her and I look forward to it every week because of how productive our sessions are :). Very thankful.
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Anita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I've only had a couple of sessions with Anita but I really think she listens to me and cares.
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd