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 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 18 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. i also work with clients who need assistance in life coaching. I am licensed to advise clients on issues and matters that come up as they navigate parenthood. 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. If you want my assistance on a daily basis, I am available to work with you. I am here for you as often as you'd like me to be. My objectives are 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.
For those of you who are in relationships that have ended, I will assist you with survival skills which focus on THE WHY, THE HOPE, THE WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN, and THE LETTING GO, a system that I have developed that has helped hundreds of my clients.
The modalities that I use in my counseling approach are Psychodynamic, Family of Origin (Internal Family Systems), Humanistic, Behavioral, Cognitive, CBT, Systemic, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused, as well as others. I set up a compassion-focused alliance with my clients.
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. I look forward to joining with you as your counselor.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #166.000554 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
LMFT #4101006581 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
LMFT #1704 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
Anne helped me put things into perspective and it was great to have an outside view on my situation and life. We only had a couple sessions but I just needed a little pick me up and knowing that she was there and ready to help me was very reassuring. It was like having someone on my team, in the ring with me for a little while! Thank you Anne!
Anne is very professional and while it's early on, she seems to respond well to both my feedback on what support I need or find helpful vs. not, as well as give timely and generally thoughtful feedback, questions, and responses. She is always calm, and has been helpful in being a strong sounding board as I deal with the unexpected and tragic death of a very close colleague and dear friend. I've also found her to be quick to understand my situation even though I imagine it is quite unusual as it involves an international, emerging markets (not just US) context.
My experience with Anne has all been positive. She is prompt with her responses and is helping me to understand my situation in a way that is beneficial to me every day
Anne is professional, empathetic and knowledgeable. From the very beginning, I have felt like she listens closely to my concerns and cares about me and helping me get through my situation. She always responds quickly and she takes her time to address my concerns. It is obvious that Anne has a lot of experience and helpful insight and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.
Anne Douglas has helped me with internal battles and also outside sources that I’ve been struggling with for a very long time. In just two weeks, even the first two days, she helped me work through many of my darkest thoughts and feelings that haunt me. I’m so grateful for her.
Nice person, listens well. She has good experience in dealing with various kinds of mental illness. I was able to sleep well after our discussions.
I find Anne very helpful. I wish the video calls were maybe 45 minutes. 30 minutes is not enough time. I really find her knowledgeable and enjoy our sessions.
She’s very respectful, and thoughtful.
She is the best therapist I’ve ever talked to.
Anne will get to the core of the problem and make you understand the origin of the challenges you might be facing. She's an expert with finding out the underlying issues and can really help you make sense of your challenges and where they stem from. Finding the source was the hardest part for me before I could do anything about it but Anne got to that in no time and really took the time to explain me the situation so it could make sense. I am grateful I got matched up with Anne - she's been nothing but a blessing to work with. Thank you Anne.
Anne has been wonderful, she has in-depth experience on many things, and importantly she is able to refer back to important point, helping to build a deeper understanding. Anne has been extremely good with timely responses at all times, thank you Anne.
Anne has helped me immensely with my anger issues, I'm 100% positive that my marriage would've ended had it not been for the advice I have received from her. Thank you so much!
Anne is my salvation at this point. Don't know what I would do without her.
I would like to say that Anne Douglas is a great Therapist and offered much help in my time of need. When I first begin talking to her I was scrambled and without direction. With her guidance, she was able to not only draw out my issues but also help me find my own answers and resolutions. I am now able to understand where I am in life and where I need to go. There is still room for improvement and conversations that needs to be had; but, I believe I'm moving in a more positive direction than I was before. I see a lot more clearly.
Thank you, Anne, for going on this journey with me. You are very, very helpful, understanding and nonjudgmental. I truly appreciate you working with my crazy schedule and scattered mind- the late evening and early morning conversations that took you through 10 years in 3 sentences. Lol. Eventually, I understood what you meant by I needed to slow down, I just had so much bottled up that I really didn't know where to start but you broke it down and lead me in the right direction. You have been a great help and I couldn't have reach this place of growth in my mind without you.
I have been working with Anne pretty much daily since I began speaking with her. The most important thing I can tell you about her, that someone looking for help might care about, she will respond. She is not an automated response, her responses are considerate and individual. I intend to continue with Anne once I get some things paid for, which is the only reason for my current break. Anne messaged me back at time like 3 times in a day when I was having a difficult time. She really cares about her clients and goes above her duties to care of them.
I think Anne Douglas is phenomenal and have recommended her services, here on BetterHelp to several friends already. I felt strong enough to leave counseling for a year thanks to Anne. I'm back again, but because I am facing new challenges and chapters in my life and looking forward to using Anne's services as a sounding board.
It's hard to describe any more than I already have, I've been in therapy many times before, and never have I found anyone competent as Anne. I trust her, she treats me like an equal, and I consider her a friend.
Anne has been great! Really insightful feedback and guidance.
Anne helped me through one of the hardest periods of my life and I will be forever grateful for that help.
Anne is kind, intelligent and available. I've never waited long for responses that throughly work to address points from my messages. Written medium can have challenges that in person may not though it allows me to write at times that work for me to sit and process thoughts. This processing time is helpful to me as I can reread and rewrite what I'm presenting and sharing so as to better understand myself through that process of review. Anne carries the right mix of support and push while seeking to understand what you're going through and truly cares. When days are tough I feel that I have an ally in her and appreciate her feedback and feel encouraged and promoted towards my own best self. I would recommend her to others and am grateful for having this tool to help me through personal growth and healing.
Anne is very responsive and is making sure to get all the details to best help me. I am feeling very optimistic and excited.
Anne Douglas has helped me through some tough times in my life. I'm really glad she was there when I needed her.
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.
Ann Douglas is prompt and knowledgeable! I enjoy working with her. She always adds perspective where I struggle to reach discernment.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anne is helping me figure out how to have better relationships and has assisted me with healing from divorce. She comes highly recommended.
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!
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!
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!
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.
She is awesome. She has helped me so much in getting through a difficult time.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Anne was very helpful, empathetic and a great listener. She provided me with a different perspective to my issues and was very helpful.
A caring and intelligent guide. Anne knows what to say, what not to say and when.
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.
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.
Good questions. Good insight. She's helping me a lot right now.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Anne is absolutely amazing!
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.
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.
Anne is a great resource! Super responsive and easy to talk to! Highly recommend working with her :)
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!
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.
I was very happy and satisfied with the help that Anne provided. She was very prompt . I felt very comfortable working with her.
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.
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!
I like Anne. She's helping me a great deal. I appreciate her honesty.
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).
Anne is a kind, caring listening ear to life's problems. I highly recommend her!
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!
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.
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.
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 havenâ€™t been let down yet!
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.