Anne Combs

(LPCC-S)

About Me

I have been working in the behavior health field for 40 years as a therapist as well as a clinical supervisor and administrator in small and large behavioral health organizations. I was born in Kentucky and have lived in Cincinnati area for over 30 years. I went to graduate school in West Virginia and am fully licensed in Ohio. I am increasingly drawn back to doing more work directly with people, particularly those struggling with a relief from their day to day struggles and looking to find solutions to problems. I have experience with people experiencing career challenges and relationship issues all the way to people who have a severe mental illness. I love helping people find solutions to issues. I focus on the here and now and while I recognize and acknowledge the significant impact a past trauma may have on one’s life I like to focus on helping people find the way to deal with that impact in order to have a good life. I have a significant amount of experiencing helping people become more successful in their professional roles and can work with you on this if this is your need.

My education and my many years of professional experience and my age has provided me with a perspective about people and how they communicate with each other that can be valuable. My style is friendly, warm, interactive and practical. I have a good sense of humor and, while its a little strange that I don't get many jokes, people often laugh at me for making jokes and for joking about myself. I believe that learning to communicate effectively as well as to laugh at ones' self are primary tools for healing. I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). CBT usually involves efforts to adjust thinking patterns and or behaviors that can help you learn better ways of coping with life's full variety of stressors. SFBT focuses on a change model that takes on problems one at a time, sets a goal and accomplishes it quickly. I I also have a number of hours of training in Executive Coaching as well and this provided me with a slightly different perspective on therapy that is slanted toward a problem solving model.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Coaching

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

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E-00001005 (Expires: 2021-04-20)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anne and I only met briefly but she was wonderful, warm and extremely easy to talk to. She's very insightful and makes you feel very comfortable. Would recommend to anyone!

Written by D.Y. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Anne is such an amazing soul with a tender heart. She only wishes to help you get through your problems and gives me so much relief when we talk, even if she doesn't say anything at all. I highly recommend her fir anyone who just wants to feel at ease.

Written by M.A. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Anne is an excellent, approachable and supportive counselor. Her approach with me was clear and adaptive. She took a goal-oriented approach and helped me identify and prioritize my own goals for counseling. She provided useful worksheets to help me think about the goals, and also suggested some small tasks to help me meet and reflect on each of my goals between our sessions. She is thoughtful and a great listener, and I sincerely enjoy talking to her. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by A.U. on Oct 04, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Anne is amazing! Compassionate, honest, and extremely focused on helping her clients. Being a social worker myself, it’s hard to “shrink yourself” but she makes it easy and is extremely competent. She has helped me take my insights and turn them into goals. I feel hopeful and excited for our sessions every week. She is personable and funny and is able to draw things out of yourself you wouldn’t think were possible. Highly recommend investing in yourself with her!