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!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW3287
Ann is so lovely and wonderful. She treats me with such kindness and respect. I recommend BetterHelp nearly everyday. Ann has been such a needed source of help and information that has added so much balance to my life.
Thanks for everything Ann.
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Ann’s been great. I feel like she hears what I’m saying. I find it really supportive.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Ann provides honest and caring feedback that helps me tremendously with all that I face. She listens, provides feedback, and supports me when I need it the most. My time with Ann is something that I need and look forward to each week.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
She is a great listener and has so many different ways to teach me to cope with anything I'm going through.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Ann is attentive and a great listener! She doesn't try to jump in and fix things, or tell me how I should be looking at my situation. She is supportive and looks to helping me find my goals, and then meet them. I highly recommend her!
Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
I've only had one session with Ann, but she seems like the perfect fit as a therapist for what I need.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue