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Anna Claybaugh, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues 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

8yrs in practice

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, 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

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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 has been really helpful and kind throughout the entire process so far, I feel like they really understand me and take the time to get to know me and my specific needs.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Anna has been great and easy to chat with. Whether that is through messaging or in an actual session, definitely recommend her to anyone looking for some guidance!

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

So far Anna has been wonderful in helping me sort out a few things. I look forward to continuing on with her.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Getting started in therapy and having a new therapist is always a slow process, with them getting to know you and how you express your needs and concerns. So far Anna has been very reassuring that this is a safe place and that I can come to them with my problems and not be judged. I’m enjoying the process so far and I hope that we can continue to address and help find solutions for what I need to overcome.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She's amazing!!!

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anna is an amazing counsellor! She really understands what you are going through and her expertise makes you feel comfortable and acknowledged and that you are getting the help you need.

Written on Jan 24, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching