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Anna Kirkley, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Board Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I've worked in a variety of settings with people from various backgrounds since 2012. I'm non-judgmental and very open minded to all sexual orientations, genders, alternative lifestyle choices, spiritualities, and traumatic experiences. I believe you are the expert on you. My role is to help you understand and accept yourself better, learn how to stand in your own power while setting boundaries with others, and help you to build skills to navigate your world.

When relationships are strained, environments are difficult, needs aren't met, or traumas have occurred, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse are all common responses. I'll help you identify and heal the root of your concern. Together we will work toward a path of long term improvement and skills that can be applied over and over again throughout life to build your resilience to new stressors.

My interaction style is warm, compassionate, and interactive. My preferred approaches include humanistic person centered therapy, CBT, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I'm intuitive to the needs of clients and responsive in altering my approach to best fit you. I will work to empower you to make the most of your life. If you are ready to reach out, I'm here, ready to listen and excited to work with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

License information

MO LPC 2013008494


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anna Kirkley. 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 the best therapist I’ve ever had! I’ve switched therapists a few times because I felt I wasn’t being heard or my needs weren’t being met. After 1 session with Anna we jumped right into business and I can see myself making progress!!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

The progress I have made with Anna’s support has been life-changing. She is compassionate, attentive, and offers wonderful tools and concepts. My messages are responded to in a timely manner and I look forward to therapy for the first time in my life.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is so open minded and nonjudgmental. I can trust her with everything. I highly recomend her.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 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, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with l

Clever and insightful.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Anna has been great. She is very attentive and always asks questions that really help me re-examine my thoughts and though processes. She is well informed and is also great about sending me resources and checking back in on topics we’ve talked about. I feel like she has really helped my break out of my negative thinking parents and helped my through some painful topics as well.

Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Anna is wonderful! She gave me some great insight on things I didn’t understand in my behavior, some things to kept mindful of when those behaviors come up, and most of all made me feel comfortable. I’m very happy with my experience with her & BetterHelp!

Written on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd