I realize it feels risky to come to counseling, however, my approach is nonjudgmental and collaborative, working with the you to identify the root cause of problems so we can identify solutions for moving forward! I view my clients as courageous for taking this first step toward change!
I have a master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh (2014) and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in West Virginia and Ohio. I specialize in working with youth and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms, PTSD, addiction, and/ or behavioral issues. I also work with couples and families to help them make changes that allow them to effectively communicate, work through conflicts in a skilled way and be able to be genuinely affectionate with each other.
I work collaboratively with my clients to identify, evaluate, and if necessary, modify problematic patterns of thinking and acquire behavioral skills to manage emotional distress. I provide appropriate diagnostic assessment and evidence based interventions.
I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach, Functional Family Therapy and EMDR.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.2002312
WV LICSW DP00944454
Anna is very knowledgeable and has helped me tremendously in just 2 sessions with my toxic relationship. After 3 years I was finally able to let him go and start my life without him. She has given me great tools to work with and information that is very helpful.
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I feel like finding Anna was exactly what I needed. She’s very warm, open, and understanding. I say one thing, and she completely understands how I feel and validates why I do. After every session, I feel like more of a weight is chipped off of my shoulder. I’m very grateful to her.
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Anna has been so helpful; she listens to my concerns and asks questions that help me process my experiences and emotions. I always feel heard by Anna. She is extremely gifted in knowing when to ask questions or make suggestions in a guiding manner.
Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts
Anna was professional, responsive and insightful in her reading and understanding of my situation and was able to assist me greatly!
Written on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching
Anna is very nice and caring. She checks in to make sure things are going well or if anything is needed. She has a personable personality and makes it easy to talk to her.
Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem