Ann Voorhees

(LCSW)
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About Me

I recently decided to return to my passion for directly supporting others through psychotherapy after working many, many years as a psychiatric and human services administrator. I completed my graduate degree in 1986 and began my clinical career assessing and treating children who were suspected of being sexually abused; I went on to treat adult survivors of abuse and adolescent sex offenders. Since then, my practice has expanded to adults and mature adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression - whose work and life are impacted by feelings of sadness, low self-worth, emotional and physical fatigue and anger.

My counseling 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, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW3287 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.Y. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Working with Ann has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve suffered quite heavily with anxiety due to work & relationship issues and ann has been nothing short of amazing in dealing with them in a respectful and honest way. Incredible therapist and would recommend to anyone

Written by J.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I could not have been luckier than to have been matched up with Ann. She has been an absolute blessing, knowing what I need through each stage I've been in. I'm glad I've periodically jotted down notes as I've returned often to reread and think through her words of wisdom and counsel. Thank you so much, Ann.

Written by L.E. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ann is fantastic and she's really helped me get a plan into action of how to change the things that I need to.

Written by V.O. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Ann Vorhees is an excellent therapist, she’s extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise and listens non-judgementally.

Written by L.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Since working with Ann I have literally done a 180 with my life. I’ve gone from feeling depressed and overwhelmed most days, hardly moving from my sofa, to feeling more confident in my own capabilities and optimistic about my future. She has encouraged me to regularly step out of my comfort zone and I’m now about to start an exciting and challenging new job which I couldn’t have imagined possible 6 months ago! Ann continues to hold a compassionate and non-judgemental ear but is not afraid to call BS on the excuses I use time after time. I am so grateful for my time with Ann and come out of every session feeling both lighter and clearer. Can’t recommend her enough!!

Written by C.A. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ann,
I appreciate your ensight and I am glad I have you as my counselor.
Catherine Delgado

Written by N.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Ann is kind, caring, helpful and a great listener. I felt fully supported and heard which helped me get through my difficulties and made sharing a lot easier. I came away from each session like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and can now use the techniques I learned should any struggles come my way.

Written by K.Y. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ann is a great listener, very respectful and comforting. Her guidance is helping me find confidence in myself and makes me feel more capable of handling my weaknesses.

Written by T.Y. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ann is amazing!

Written by J.O. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

The best!!

Written by A.D. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Excellent professional, easy to work with, very accommodating. Highly recommend – in fact, I already have!

Written by A.L. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

No review will do justice to how Ann Voorhees has helped me find my new different after the sudden death of a parent. We worked through so much more than just my grief, which was my primary concern. Now we work on other issues I have had and I feel stronger and supported. She hears me, she jokes with me, she lends an ear when I rant or sob. She recommends books to read, and sends me materials for when I need "homework". I feel like I am talking to a non-judgmental teacher aunt who has seen it all and would never tell on me. She calls me out on behaviors that aren't healthy, and in a way that works for me. I never want to miss a session, and I look forward to working through our sessions. I cannot recommend her enough, you would be in safe and capable hands with Ann. The only downside, is that she looks like she gives great hugs but you can't get one from her through the internet :(.

Written by B.R. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Ann is one of the most caring therapist I’ve worked with. I look forward to our talks and know that she is always looking out for my best interest.

Written by K.A. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and eating disorders

Ann was kind and respectful and helped me through some tough spots!

Written by A.L. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Ann has warm and engaging approach. I feel comfortable to share my concerns during our sessions. She also encourages me to message her in between sessions, just to check in. Talking with Ann has helped me to gain perspective regarding my experiences.

Written by C.H. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It’s still early days since I’ve started using Better Help and having help from Ann but I’m so glad that it’s happened. She is helping me through a difficult time in my life where I can’t always feel like I can talk to my friends and family. She’s very kind, warm and extremely supportive and understands all of my worries. Couldn’t recommend her enough.

Written by K.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Ann is respectful and an artful listener. When I was in my manic episode she was able to calm my mind and bring me back to task. Ann was the correct fit for me as she has a great understanding of bipolar and menopause and of the UK systems. I shall miss my weekly sessions with her as I always felt uplifted after our sessions. I was able to video call, write to her outside of the sessions and do regular journals that I knew she would read and make comment on. We laughed, we cried I got better through her understanding and skills as a counsellor. Thanks Ann.

Written by R.O. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Ann is the best, she’s helping so much in this tough time

Written by K.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Ann Voorhees is amazing. I can't begin to describe the change in my mood/life since beginning counseling. She's empathic and kind, and helps me reflect on how I can improve. I'm leaving counseling for now (because she's helped me so much, I feel ok being on my own right now!) but I probably will return one day and it for sure will be with Ann.

Written by I.S. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Ann is amazing! I have tried therapy in the past but never really clicked with the counselor but I definitely click with Ann. She is very sweet and I feel like she always listens to my concerns and gives me great advice. 10/10.

Written by A.L. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I believe Ann has a remarkable way with words when offering support and she listens well without any judgement. She has made my first experience with any type of therapy much less daunting.

Written by P.A. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Ann is extremely knowledgeable and knows what she's talking about. Helps see another perspective and asks questions that make you think about the problem from a different angle.

Written by M.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

You are the best counsellor I have ever had and trust me when I say that as I have seen a lot. Thank you so much! You have made the world of difference and pointed me in the direction I should be going.

Written by J.A. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Best counselor on Betterhelp

Written by C.H. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She is amazing!