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Anita Willoughby, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

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

Services offered

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License information

VA LCSW 0904011504

Reviews

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 an excellent therapist! I appreciate her intentional, targeted, and organized approach to therapy. I would highly recommend Anita for anyone struggling with trauma and/or anxiety.

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She willing to listening and provide guidance to work towards a place of heal and coping in day to day activities. She is hands on therapist which I appreciate.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Anita for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Anita Willoughby has been a lifeline to me. She is an excellent therapist and always recommends the perfect resource to help me better understand my responses, how to communicate, and how to understand the world around me. I feel very fortunate to have found her.

Written on Apr 19, 2024 after therapy with Anita for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is a great therapist. She is very compassionate and lovely

Written on Apr 18, 2024 after therapy with Anita for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Anita is a wonderful therapist I had never done therapy before and she was so welcoming and did not make me feel anxious or nervous at all once the call started.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Anita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Anita "tunes into me" and directs me to resources, methods and perspectives that help me see me in a much bigger light than just my problems. As a result, I am able to dig myself out of spinning around in my problems. I love the way she finds things for me to DO that help me so much.

Written on Mar 05, 2024 after therapy with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, and eating disorders