About Me

Life is often full of unexpected twists and turns that can leave us wondering what just happened. My clinical career has primarily been spent helping people adjust to a new normal when life hasn't gone as expected. Whether that be the loss of a loved one, a traumatic event, a life-changing illness, or any other life altering event, I am available to assist with the bumps along the journey of life.

Over the past fifteen years, I have worked as a therapist helping individuals cope with grief and loss, chronic and terminal illnesses, traumatic events, abuse, crisis situations, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties, relationship issues, adoption, educational challenges, substance abuse, and many other life experiences that require support to navigate. Sometimes we need someone to accompany us on the journey in order to adapt and deal with what arises in life. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, comfortable environment, which leads to opportunities to discuss life's challenges and how to face them.

My educational background includes a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Utah (2005) and a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Human Development (2001) from Utah State University. Over the years, I have had many opportunities to supervise and mentor social work interns and new graduates.

In addition to my clinical experience, I have also spent the past five years homeschooling my children and I am intimately acquainted with the challenges related to parenting and education. My life experiences also include living in Central America and on an Indian Reservation. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, baking, hiking, practicing yoga, spending time outside, or enjoying a good book.








Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-38543 (Expires: 2021-03-06)

LCSW #7963-C (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LCSW #5135560-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She really understands me. I really appreciate her helping. 10 stars Iv only been talking to her for about 2 weeks and I’m already getting to a better place in my life.

Written by L.I. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been a great help. She is empathetic and a good listener.

Written by K.A. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 4 months on issues concerning grief

Anna is a very compassionate and caring therapist! She always listens to my concerns and helps me understand and ways to deal!! Love Anna for my therapist!

Written by B.R. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Anna is very personable, experienced and has very good suggestions. She is timely and available. She has great insights and also provides you with helpful resources to assist you with self-discovery with improved accountability. She has been an asset for making progress toward my personal goals.

Written by A.L. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Anna has helped me to deal with the loss of my mother, my best friend. She also understands the trials of being a teacher during a pandemic.

Written by A.L. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Anna has been amazing. She always listens to what I have to say, acknowledges it, then helps me find ways to make my situation better. She has been a wonderful experience for a first timer like me seeking out a counselor.

Written by A.L. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Anna has been very good at helping me feel comfortable and fight my anxieties and challenges I have been feeling. She is very good at keeping up with me and checking in with me and has amazing patience! She is truely great!

Written by B.R. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Anna is really incredible. She is very responsive, and she really takes the time to listen and offer support and guidance. She makes me feel listened to and cared about, and she's given me a lot of tools to help me manage the issues that I'm struggling with.
I feel incredibly fortunate that I was matched with Anna, and because of her I've recommended BetterHelp to several friends and family members who are interested in seeking therapy and counseling.

Written by L.O. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

I’d say highest score as excellent on all questions

Written by T.H. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Anna has been so helpful! She has honestly been one of the best counselors I have ever had. She was able to ask really great questions that provided me with some really major breakthroughs. She was kind and compassionate. She always responded in a timely manner and allowed me time to really reflect on the questions she asked. I can’t thank her enough for her support through my journey.

Written by A.N. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Anna is EXTREMELY good. I needed that because I am going through something right now that NO ONE should EVER have to go through.

Written by K.A. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Anna was very open since we first started therapy. She listens and lets you talk things through, but gives insight and ideas to help. It’s different than doing traditional therapy in the sense it’s in your own home, but I would recommend Anna to anyone!

Written by A.M. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has been very helpful.

Written by R.O. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Anna was the second person I was matched with as my first didn’t work out. From the start, she was a better match for me. She engages from the beginning and is very responsive!

Written by J.E. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fa

She is amazing and has helped me a lot! She gave me different exercises to work on when I am feeling anxious or just feeling any kind of way and they have really helped me immensely. I really recommend talking with Anna she is just the sweetest and really takes the time to listen to you and write you back.