Anna Bolliger

(MS, NCC, LCMHC)

About Me

Hi, my name is Kit, and it is an honor to give you a glimpse of who I am as a counselor. After 30 plus year in the corporate world, I returned to school to finish up my life long dream of being a counselor. Having raised my own child, step children, and partners children, I felt it was time to pursue something for me. Because I have lost a husband, gained a husband, and then added a partner to my world, I have some unusual exposures in my life that have brought new insight into others, without judgment. My approach to life is to live it fully while being considerate of others and their beliefs. This has been a bonus for me as I finished my Masters in Counseling in Chicago, IL at National Louis University.
During my Master's program, I knew I wanted to do something different than just traditional sit in an office and talk therapy. I was exposed to Equine Assisted Therapy, which is a non-riding therapy, using a solution focused approach. It was a perfect fit for me, and with my continued education I became certified as an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) provider. I took my years of corporate experience and applied it to opening up my own practice in NC, called Acres of Hope Equine Therapy Services. While doing equine assisted therapy, I also do traditional talk therapy working for a fellow counselor in another county. This keeps me fresh and exposed to many different types of people, both rural and big city cultures.
The type of people I work with are generally dealing with some form of trauma. I work predominantly with teens and young adults in traditional talk therapy and anyone over the age of 6 using equine assisted therapy. Working with first responders has been something I have been involved with since before I graduated. Another very important part of my life has been working with hospice for over 10 years doing palliative and bereavement counseling. Facing end of life issues can be very hard for some and very easy for others, but being a companion on that journey is extremely rewarding.
Regardless of my journey, I would be honored to be a companion in self exploration on yours. Congratulations for taking the first step.... now let the journey begin.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #12365 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Anna has been such a wonderful counselor! They've actively listened and gave me several different types of support to help me including books, podcasts, and just being available to chat whenever needed. I would wholeheartedly recommend Anna to anyone!

Written by B.I. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Anna has really helped me understand the troubles I’m having with my adult children.

Written by J.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Miss Bolliger is literally the best person to talk to. She's very honest and funny. It's easy to open up to her and feel refreshed at the end. Meaning you're glad you have someone to talk to without necessarily feeling a lot of judgement.

Written by C.H. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Anna has been nothing short of fantastic! She really takes the time to hear my struggles and actually pull some of them out of me when I don’t feel like sharing. I highly recommend her to anyone in need.

Written by D.A. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’m so pleased to have found a counsilor who is educated and experienced in assisting me in the struggles she has once experienced

Written by D.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd

She is very friendly and knowledgeable. Was able to give me lots of insight and tools to help with my situation.

Written by E.L. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Such a lovely and understanding person, she has really helped and guided me out of my concerns and helped me with deeper understandings. I have no complaint.