Anna Themas MS Ed., LMHC, NCC
Anna Themas is a Professional Counselor. She is married and has a blended family. Aside from spending time with her husband and two children, she enjoys reading, spending time on the river, and walking her dogs. Anna has a Bachelors of Arts in psychology with focus on sociology and organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University where she taught for a number of years as an adjunct. She earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Counseling at Western Illinois University. Anna is a nationally certified counselor and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Specialties: Anna provides counseling to individuals ranging from age 17 through adulthood. She has experience working extensively with adults who have experienced trauma, including Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence as well as Survivors of Homicide. Anna has been trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Crisis Care, Healthy Parenting, and Cultural Competency. Anna’s other clinical interests include, but are not limited to, reproductive trauma, life transitions, terminal illness, grief, anger management, adult children of alcoholics, codependency, performance enhancement (life and occupational) and terminal illness.
“Although there are a number of diagnoses that I have treated in my time as a counselor, it is not in my practice to name them or identify the work that I do in regard to treatment of diagnosis, but instead of work that I do with the people that seek wholeness within their counseling relationship with me.”
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 093210
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We are just beginning our sessions but Anna is really great. She isn’t judge mental and makes me feel safe to communicate honestly.
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Excellent. Direct. Professional. Great tools
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Within our first session I immediately liked her. She’s really attentive and genuine. I feel like she’s a great match with what I’m looking for in a therapist.
Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without her at this point. There are people who save your day or your week, but then there are people who save your life, even if it's by being a little rough on you sometimes. Seeing sides of yourself you've spent your whole life trying to ignore us hard work.
Written on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Anna was such a breath of fresh air to all the other counsellors I've ever had in person throughout my life. I felt that she pinpointed and grouped my behaviours and thoughts i had into connected themes that I had not even realised were there. It made me see how I wasn't being true to myself and I was holding myself back based on what others thought, or more importantly what I thought others thought. Look forward to continuing the work we have scratched the surface of.
Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 4 months
She’s a competent counselor
Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem