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Anna Claybaugh, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Anna Claybaugh, LCSW (pronouns: she/her/hers/they/their/theirs) is here to help you find more connection and authenticity in your life, and thus, more joy & wellness.

Anna works very well with people who have a hard time speaking their needs, putting themselves on the list and knowing that they are worthy of all the abundance life can offer. This includes people pleasers, highly sensitive people, those in healing professions, those with critical self talk and caregivers.

In addition, as a queer person, Anna is very passionate about working with people in the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Anna supports clients in identifying blockages, learning skills to cope and regaining their power to create the life THEY want.

Anna works from a decolonized, trauma informed and compassion-centered framework. Anna takes a direct approach to healing and enjoys meeting her clients where they're at in any place of considering change.

Anna has a warm, endearing, relaxed and inviting style to therapy that makes therapy feel welcoming, supportive and without judgment. Anna utilizes both knowledge of brain science and psychotherapeutic approaches to provide a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to improving one’s mental health. Anna holds unconditional positive self-regard for the clients that she works with and ensures that client’s feel supported and successful in achieving their goals.

Additionally, Anna has over 9 years of experience as a clinical social worker and has received training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities.

This means that Anna can tailor your therapeutic experience to fit with your needs and preferences. She has experience helping clients recover from people pleasing, anxiety, trauma and other life interfering stressors.

Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned two B.A.'s, in Psychology & Gender Studies, from Arizona State University and her Masters of Social Work from New York University. Anna holds certification in the Collaborative Problem Solving from Think:Kids based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Anna also holds certifiion in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Theory.

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*Note: If you are experiencing major depression at this time, suicidal ideation or unable to leave your bed/room at this time, Anna recommends working with another therapist at this time who is more suited to support your needs.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information



WA LICSW LW 61466451


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anna Claybaugh. 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.

Anna is compassionate and listens really well. She meets you where you’re at and respects all kinds of people with all kinds of problems. She helps you nurture the child within, but not in a coddling way. In a way that helps people to heal and to take care of themselves better.

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Anna for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse

Anna has been so helpful. Honestly, just so kind. I've been someone to have a hard time finding therapists and I'm really really happy with Anna. She has a more realistic and modern approach to anxiety and trauma, and she really listens. Highly recommend

Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coach

Anna holds a safe and welcoming space during my sessions. I know from the first meeting that I had found a great therapist to support me through this season.
I am beyond grateful for her positive attitude, encouraging words, and willingness to listen. She is also amazing at seeing (and pointing out) my strengths!

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I feel incredibly lucky to have Anna as a therapist. She fits incredibly well with my needs. She is supportive, understanding, constructive, patient, sincere, compassionate, gentle, both silly and serious when appropriate, and does an extraordinary job at listening to me and responding in the ways that I need. I feel like she really meets me where I am, and is a rock when I otherwise feel lost at sea. Anna holds no judgment over me, and empathizes with my experience. I feel safe and supported to be vulnerable in her presence.
Anna is passionate and committed to her practice. She even sends extra materials along that she has created outside of the platform.
Thank you so much for all of the compassionate support, and space that you have provided me when I needed it most.

Written on Nov 05, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Anna is magnificent. She plays the dance of professionalism & fond connection beautifully. I feel I have known her my entire life. She is extremely in tune with the energy of others, forming her approach effortlessly dependent on whats needed during different stages in life. She has helped me cope with devastating life changes, as well as grasp a better understanding of myself.
10/10 stars ⭐️

Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anna is very relatable. She is supportive and knowledgeable.

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd