I am licensed in Iowa with 8 years of professional work experience as a therapist. In addition I worked for 40 years in an inpatient child psychiatry unit as a nurse and taught psychiatric nursing. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LISW 04853
Very good listener.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Understanding and has an abundance of patience when I had a break down. She understood my struggles and gave me solutions to problems. She was there for me when I had an anxiety attack and messaged her at a random time. Her advice was everything I needed.
Written on Jun 24, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Ann is calm, kind and lovely. In a short amount of time she has helped me to connect the dots between my current struggles and my past difficulties, and she's done so with patience and an uplifting supportiveness that I really desperately needed at this time in my life. I have enjoyed working with Ann, and if there comes a time that I close my relationship with BetterHelp only to come back again at some future date, I would request to work with Ann again. <3
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
Ann and I have only had one session, however Ann has been right there reading my texts and been very patient at my slow typing. Iam looking forward to our next chat.
Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief