First, I want to thank you for looking into therapy with me. I am so excited you are here! I am Anna Marie Bunch, a licensed therapist. Below you will find more information about my background, education, experience, and therapy approach.
I am licensed in Kentucky and Ohio with 11 years of professional work experience. I have around 9/10 years of experience working as a private practice clinician. Before this, I worked in a men's residential recovery program for several years during my education and for around 5 years after getting licensed. This was a wonderful experience for me and taught me so much about life and healing. In my private practice experience, I have worked in K-12 schools, in the office, and via telehealth. I am an avid entrepreneur and founded a nonprofit company in 2016 that aims to reduce and eliminate treatment barriers for those facing obstacles in getting therapy and have also started several LLCs similar to that. I have a Master's of Education in Human Services and Counseling. I graduated with honors and hope to one day be able to study neuroscience with Dr. Dispenza. I consider myself a lifelong learner. I also worked as an Adjunct Professor for around 8 years teaching courses in Addictions, Social Work, and Human Services. I am a mother of four children and will soon be a grandmother for the first time.
If you decide to work with me you can expect unconditional love, support, and understanding. I am gifted in being able to deeply care about any person I meet no matter what. This doesn't mean, however, I won't provide constructive feedback, help you identify cognitive distortions or irrational beliefs, identify unhealthy behavior patterns, or assist you in identifying your part in things, but, if needed, I will do so in a supportive non-threatening way. Often, I have found that most people know what they need to do and I have seen so many of my clients benefit by providing them a safe place to discover and solidify those answers just by simply listening to them and letting them process what they need to. If you do decide to work with me as your therapist we will likely begin by increasing the love you have for yourself. This is because a strong foundation of self-love, advocacy, and respect can be monumental in facilitating change.
I have experience in helping clients with a wide variety of issues and circumstances. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My therapy approach generally consists of a strong foundation of person-centered therapy and then utilizing other evidence-based approaches with the most common being Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I am proud of you for taking this step and I am here to listen, support, and understand you no matter what your circumstances are. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started.
My goal for all my clients is to enhance their love for themselves. I am very caring and understanding and will do everything I can to assist you. With that being said, I would expect my clients to walk away from sessions with me with more clarity, peace, kindness to themselves, tools to use in meeting challenges and obstacles they face, different ideas and plans to implement the things they feel they need to, and with a passion to do what they need to for them without apologies.
Strengths-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Narrative Therapy.
I also utilize worksheets, homework assignments, teaching coping skills, identifying triggers, and monitoring mood and do any or all of these when the client feels it will benefit them.
I think my biggest strengths are being able to meet people where they are without judgment and with understanding. I like to give everyone my best and am open to let them grow in the ways they feel they need to. I would want them to also be aware of my current faults which would be having to cancel sessions occasionally, especially during the winter season, due to having to take time off to care for sick children as needed.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Divorce and Separation, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.2001628
KY LPCC 172852
Anna Marie Bunch is an amazing therapist! She is very personable, understanding and helpful. She got me back on track and gave me insight into things I've have always struggled with. I have grown with her support! Thank you
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Anna Marie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
She’s great at checking in
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Anna Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd