I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working as an advocate and therapist. I have worked in a range of areas including foster care, domestic violence & sexual assault, corrections (with both juveniles and adults), parent coaching, and community mental health. I have provided therapy to adolescents and adults for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and Bipolar Disorder. I have also provided coaching to parents who have children with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Behavior Concerns.
My counseling style is open, accepting, and solution focused. I use a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe in meeting individuals where they are and taking a holistic approach to address your unique needs. I am a therapist who is caring, non-judgmental, honest, and direct.
If you are ready to better understand your behaviors (or the behaviors of your child) and build skills to improve your well-being and happiness, I am here to support you. I am open to engaging with you in whatever manner you feel comfortable (e.g. phone, video, and/or messaging). I am typically available mornings and afternoons. However, I may be able to accommodate evening appointments as needed. I typically respond to messages within 24-48 hours.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149016581
NC LCSW C015204
I feel my therapist both meets and anticipates my needs. She is great and makes a difference in my life.
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Anna listens and asks questions about what’s current in my life, she helps me work though situation I need help navigating and give me resources to move forward.
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Anna is smart, open minded and heartfelt. She also has insight that is so genuine and virtuous. She’s truly a gift to this world.
Written on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Anna gives me hope. She provides me with solutions to my problems. I feel supported and not alone. Parenting is tough and I feel confidence Anna will be able to help guide me through it.
Written on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and career difficulties