Hello, I'm Anna Jolene Reed Hood, LPC-MHSP. Please call me Jolene as that is my preferred name. As a licensed professional counselor, I am primarily interested in helping others work through their troubles-whether it is something from the past, the present, or even the future. As humans, we can have so many concerns, worries, fears, anxieties, unresolved trauma, anger, relationship challenges, and/or other day to day issues, that at times life can be overwhelming. I am here to help. My greatest hope is that through building a trusting relationship with me, you and I can address anything that is bothering you, from the miniscule to the gigantic, so that you can live a better life. In order to help you, I use a collaborative approach that is supportive, encouraging, and rooted in respect.
My training is through Radford University where I earned a Master's degree in counseling and human development. I am also trained as a yoga and meditation teacher which I often bring to the counseling setting. Additionally, I am trained in neurofeedback, psychodrama, sociometry, and suicide prevention. I have worked in the helping profession for 15 years and consider helping others to be one of my life's greatest purposes. I have worked with individuals across the lifespan from early childhood to late adulthood to address any number of issues, including depression, anxiety, stage of life concerns, serious mental illness, sociopathy and criminality, trauma, sexual abuse, and relationship issues. My greatest passion in this work is the opportunity to get to know clients whereby I am allowed and entrusted with sacred stories. It takes a brave person to allow another to know them so well and I hope you will entrust me with that honor.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Anna has been able to help me transform fear into action. She has given me tools to apply to my life in order to accept the present and live in it. I am grateful for her and will continue to revisit therapy when I need new tools and perspectives.
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I love my therapist but I really need these surveys to stop happening all the time.
Like there is no option to move past it and I am not in the mental state to be doing this right now.
How many times are you going to make me do this survey.
Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 8 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
She's doing a great job of keeping me on track and validating the feelings that need to be as well as explaining about the ones that don't.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
She is easy to talk to, and understands what I need.
Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes
It was great working with Jolene. Throughout several sessions with her, she helped me address many issues I had within myself and my interpersonal relationships. She is a great listener and was very thoughtful with her replies and advice. She is definitely one of the easiest and nicest people I've spoken with.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues