Anne Douglas

(MS, LMFT, AAMFT-Fellow)

About Me

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a graduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and The Institute for Psychoanalysis (Chicago). While obtaining my graduate degrees and certifications at Northwestern, I was awarded with an Honorarium to lecture and teach a 300 student-Spring Quarter psychology course at Northwestern because of my expertise in counseling. In addition, I have served as a faculty member at Lake Forest College, where I have counseled, taught, and supervised students. I have been a Clinical Fellow at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for over 15 years.

My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to, individual, couple, and family therapy. The patients that I have successfully treated include people who present with issues relating to Life Transitions, Relationship and Marital Counseling, Child and Adolescent Issues and Concerns, PTSD & Trauma Resolution, Anxiety and Stress Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Grief and Loss, Personality Disorders, Military-Veterans, Weight Loss/Maintenance, Family Therapy, and Personal Growth & Self Awareness. My goals for each patient are individually thought-out according to a collaboration between patient and therapist. I can teach you how to become your own best advocate. My objective as your counselor is to assist in making you the best that you can be. I am extremely prompt in responding to all of the Betterhelp subscribers who are assigned to me. I am here to help you to exist in the environment in which you live and to assist you in getting to the next place in your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Grief

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 17

Licensing

LMFT #166.000554 (Expires: 2019-02-28)

LMFT #4101006581 (Expires: 2018-01-31)

LMFT #1704 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Sep 25, 2017 after counseling with Anne for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and depression

Anne has been so very patient, kind and understanding with me. She has gathered so much information and asked all the right questions. She offers options for me and has sent information to me as well to follow up on. My husband has Huntinton's Disease and Anne seems very knowledgeable about the behaviors of those patients. This has been a great asset to me. She also explains the reasons for behaviors in myself and family that I do not understand. That has also been helpful to know.

Written by T.O. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Anne for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Anne Douglas has helped me through some tough times in my life. I'm really glad she was there when I needed her.

Written by M.E. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Anne for 3 months relationship

I've been in counseling with Anne for the last year, working through some personal issues. Anne is professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and all around a pleasure to work with. She is also very prompt in her responses. With Anne's help I've been able to really turn around my perspective and approach to many issues and I am in a much happier, better place today. I highly recommend Anne as a counselor.

Written by K.R. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Anne for 10 months

Anne is a highly competent counselor. I'm very happy with her advice. She's helped me through a lot and continues to do so.

Written by B.R on Jan 11, 2017 after counseling with Anne for 1 week depression, and relationship

Ann Douglas is prompt and knowledgeable! I enjoy working with her. She always adds perspective where I struggle to reach discernment.

Written by J.U on Nov 03, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 1 month

I feel that Anne has been a tremendous asset to my emotional well-being, she has been there morning and night to answer questions and offer guidance that leads to usually the best outcomes of the scenario. She is an excellent person to draw information out of the more reluctant person to share types of things that are difficult to speak about to other people. I have been with Anne for quite some time now and remember things that always relate back to our current situation. All in all, I believe Anne is an AWESOME counselor to work with and I really wish that it were possible to meet personally, things could only improve with that relationship as well!!

Written by T.A on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 4 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, self esteem, and depression

Anne has been extremely caring, responsive and great at offering suggestions. I temporarily halted my
membership with the site but she did continue to check in to make sure I'm okay. That has meant the world to me. I have resumed my communication with her.

Written by M.E on Oct 27, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 6 months relationship

Anne has been fantastic. A wonderful listener with great perspectives and advice on difficult situations. She has been such an important part of helping me get through some difficult times.

Written by J.O on Sep 08, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and depression

Last year, I came to Anne after a year of struggling for about a year with anxiety, depression and family issues. I immediately appreciated Anne's efforts to get to know and understand me, which has only continued over the last year. She's been deliberate and honest, while still being gentle. Her input is always insightful and thought out. It's been refreshing to have someone provide a different perspective and offer support.

Written by S.U on Jul 30, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 3 months relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Great listener with even better advice. She has taken a tough situation and made it manageable. I feel as though I will be able to get through this with her help.

Written by K.R on Jun 29, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 3 months

Anne has helped me so much. She's very insightful and compassionate. She has given me the support I need at this time in my life.

Written by K.E on Jun 15, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 4 weeks

Anne is helping me figure out how to have better relationships and has assisted me with healing from divorce. She comes highly recommended.

Written by K.T on Jun 08, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 10 months

Anne has been wonderful and very informative! She has helped me get through a tough time and she's always trying to give me the best advice. She's a life-saver!

Written by N.I on Apr 14, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 3 months stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Anne was a great assistance during my recent life changing event! She helped me understand how to acclimate myself with the changes that were occurring as well as find value in them. I am grateful of Anne's guidance during this time and will surely consult her again in the future when the need arises!

Written by A.N on Mar 30, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 7 months stress, anxiety

Anne is great! Such a great listener, and she is helpful, patient and very professional. She immediately responds to your messages. I truly loved her!

Written by A.M on Mar 09, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, and depression

I thoroughly enjoyed my week with Anne - and got a lot out of it. She was very easy to talk to and was sympathetic to my thoughts.

Written by A.M on Feb 09, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 4 months

She is awesome. She has helped me so much in getting through a difficult time.

Written by C.A on Feb 04, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and depression

I have very much enjoyed our conversations. It has helped to have a neutral party to talk to about my emotional issues. I had given up on the local counselors around here because they simply never help me, and I never feel better after seeing them.

That has not been the case with Anne! She has been very supportive and helpful! She has also found things to mention now and then to help me improve my self esteem - and while I'm still weak on that- it has helped me! I also like that I can write to her any time - no appointment necessary. I've been having a very tough time most of last year, and it was totally getting to me. I needed some help, and Anne has been there for me.

I like this new way of going to counseling. I hope we will continue.

Carolyn

Written by R.O on Jan 08, 2016 after counseling with Anne for 1 week relationship, family, and parenting

Anne has been a tremendous source of support and insight while I am navigating through a difficult divorce. She is extremely responsive, compassionate and understanding. Her ability to help me understand why my estranged husband is responding the way he is has brought new perspectives and calm through my divorce and I'm so glad I signed up for this service. At first I was unsure about email-based counseling but it's actually worked out better for me than the traditional method because of the timeliness of our communications and I am able to get timely advice as I need it. I hope everyone can benefit from a service like this, and someone like Anne, through their rough patches in life.

Written by M.E on Nov 20, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 9 months stress, anxiety

Anne has been extremely helpful to me. Having a safe space to share my anxieties is truly valuable. I was not sure if online counseling could work, but Anne's insights and help have convinced me that it does.

Written by T.I on Nov 16, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Anne Douglas is a great counselor. I feel I got further with one month on BetterHelp and Anne than I have in years of in person counseling. Anne seems to be able to hear exactly what I am saying and her responses make me see my thoughts differently, causing lots of light bulbs go off!

Written by T.O on Nov 11, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 8 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Anne is a very good therapist and has helped me get through multiple life challenges that occurred so quickly that I was left feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and uncertain about my future. Through her thoughtful and thought provoking guidance she has helped me to seek a happier more fulfilled and enjoyable life.

Written by L.I on Oct 20, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months self esteem

Anne was very helpful, empathetic and a great listener. She provided me with a different perspective to my issues and was very helpful.

Written by M.I on Oct 04, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month

A caring and intelligent guide. Anne knows what to say, what not to say and when.

Written by R.I on Sep 10, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and depression

Anne has been a tremendous help to me in sorting through the details of my life and offering insight that I would never have thought of or seen. Her help has been invaluable. I look forward to her every response even though I was very skeptical of on line counseling in the beginning. It has been a godsend to me and I'd recommend it to anyone.

There has also been minimal reliving of past ugly experience which is not so true of face to face counseling. I've had lots of that too over the years and always hated having to relive the bad times. I can hardly make good progress when I felt thrust into all of the emotions all over again of very unfortunate circumstances. I'm not sure that is so very healthy. I said all that to say how very much confidence I have with the counseling I have received. Thank you very much for your service.

Written by C.H on Aug 19, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 11 months stress, anxiety, and depression

Anne is a great psychotherapist. She comes off as very warm, kind and willing to hear what you have to say. I like her perspective on the situations I speak to her about.

Written by P.O on Aug 05, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and depression

Good questions. Good insight. She's helping me a lot right now.

Written by B.E on Jul 26, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks

She has been so helpful and sweet. She truly listens and cares. It's hard to have that human physical connection via online, but I feel that with Anne, it's almost like I'm talking to her in person. I appreciate all her words and wisdom.

Written by L.I on Jul 16, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and depression

Anne Douglas is supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental. I feel safe in confiding in her, and she always responds in a timely manner. I know that she is there when I need her, and she makes it known that what I have to say and how I am feeling is important to her. She is genuine, intelligent, and very caring. I am very glad to have her as my counselor.

Written by J.O on Jun 27, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Anne has been helping me through a difficult time where my husband is going through a difficult time. She has been there to offer support, encouragement, and advice and has been a caring ear to listen when I need her. It has been a huge help for me as I work to help my husband as we start this fight. I am forever in debt to Anne. Thank you!

Written by L.I on Jun 24, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

Anne is friendly, kind, responsive and practical. She's easy to communicate with and is very responsive. She has helped me tremendously and I would highly recommend the service and Anne as a counselor.

Written by F.R on Jun 22, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months grief

I was hesitant at first to try online counseling, but very happy I did. Anne Douglas is wonderful and I would recommend her expertise to anyone who needs counseling. I quickly resolved difficult issues with her guidance.

Written by C.J on Jun 09, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

Anne is quick to respond, analytical and sensitive, yet to the point. She thoroughly reads the email and draws out questions and may enlighten where behaviors evolve from, and look past to figure out what may help to balance your life out

I thoroughly recommend Anne Douglas

Written by J.O on May 25, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month relationship, and intimacy-related

Anne is very insightful and always asks the right questions to get you thinking. She's been a great sounding board and offers good guidance.

Written by F.E on May 21, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, bipolar, and depression

Anne is absolutely amazing!

Written by M.I on May 18, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Anne provides phenomenal support.

I've recently have gong through some very stressful moments in my life.
Anne's replies were always helpful, timely, and supportive.

Written by M.A on May 11, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 5 days

Anne has really been helpful. She asks the greatest questions, which really helps me focus on my next steps. She is really responsive and always gets back to me very quickly. She has been a perfect match for me.

Written by R.U on May 08, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Anne is a great resource! Super responsive and easy to talk to! Highly recommend working with her :)

Written by C.H on May 05, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

I started working with Anne about a month ago. She has been amazing and very intuitive with my situation. I hadn't worked through a childhood trauma and she really listened and ask questions that lead me to understand my anxiety better. Very happy with Anne and would highly recommend her!

Written by C.A on Apr 24, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 4 days relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have just started counseling with Anne, but I immediately felt comfortable with her. She listens well and seems to ask the right questions to get to the core of the matter. I highly recommend her.

Written by B.E on Apr 14, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months relationship

I was very happy and satisfied with the help that Anne provided. She was very prompt . I felt very comfortable working with her.

Written by S.A on Apr 12, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and depression

Anne is a wonderful counselor for me. She is attentive and her insight has helped me breakthrough with many issues I've battled for years. My time with her has been the best investment I've made for myself and family.

Written by L.A on Apr 01, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and depression

At first I was hesitant to try online counseling, but after my very first interaction with Anne I knew I'd made the right choice. She was so quick to respond to my emails and so incredibly insightful. In just a short time she has helped tremendously. I highly recommend her!

Written by S.A on Mar 28, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks relationship, family, and parenting

I like Anne. She's helping me a great deal. I appreciate her honesty.

Written by M.I on Mar 25, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and depression

Anne has been a great person to work with- it is difficult when you are limited to technology, without much personal inflection. But she has been very supportive, yet objective about my issues and working through them. I appreciate that at times, she is personal, but mostly professional and cuts to the chase. She is also incredibly responsive, and seems to respond to me immediately (even on weekends and nights).

Written by K.A on Mar 09, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Anne is a kind, caring listening ear to life's problems. I highly recommend her!

Written by M.E on Feb 18, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and depression

Anne is amazing. She has helped me so much over the time we've spent together and given me guidance that has helped get me on the right path with my marriage and being a better parent. Thank you!

Written by J.A on Feb 06, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 2 months relationship, and career

I had a wonderful experience working with Anne. Through a very rough fall and winter while I was working and starting nursing school she helped me set boundaries, value myself more highly, focus on my academic goals, and manage my family responsibilities. She was non-judgemental and kind. I am very grateful for her time and help during the hardest part of my year. I know the smooth time I am having with work, school, and family is because of the skills and support she offered me during the last three months.

Written by M.I on Jan 25, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 8 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, and career

Really good lady. She hits the nail on the head and tells me what I need to hear every time. I am glad that I found this service.

Written by E.L on Jan 23, 2015 after counseling with Anne for 1 week relationship

In my short time with Anne Douglas I have had a great experience. She has good insight and asks thought provoking questions. She is easy to talk to and not judgmental in any way. I am able to go through my process as I want with minor steering. The best part is that she responds very quickly. I haven’t been let down yet!

Written by E.L on Dec 13, 2014 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

Anne is wonderful, very supportive and caring. She has helped me a lot and has been there for me when I needed. She is also very responsive and checks on me.