Anne Riley

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. I have been practicing for 12 years. I have a master's degree in Counseling Psychology. In addition, I completed a certificate program in trauma treatment as well as extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose, and hopeful about the therapy. When you feel this way, therapy is more likely to be very helpful to you. Let me describe how I see therapy.

I am primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapist, but I incorporate other approaches to provide my clients with an individualized plan for recovery. I will help you recognize how thoughts (cognitions) and actions (behaviors) create and maintain patterns in daily living.

I combine many aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into my work with clients. This kind of therapy offers specific skills to enhance emotional regulation, develop effective interpersonal relationship skills, and ways to tolerate distress in daily living. DBT emphasizes the use of mindfulness skills in everyday life to decrease anxiety and depression. I often use psycho-education so you can make informed choices about different ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. Depending upon our focus, I may integrate techniques from other kinds of therapy, such as Existential (examines issues of personal meaning), Systemic (explores the dynamic nature of relationships), or Family of Origin (recognizes how the past influences the present).

Our goal will be to examine how your thoughts, feelings, and actions currently impact your life and to explore ways to facilitate change in your well-being and in your life. Throughout our time together, I will assist you in strengthening your self-esteem, coping abilities, and problem-solving skills. The process of change requires our commitment to work together as a team.

Let’s work together to help you start to build a life you want to live!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Parenting, Self esteem, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #LH00011262 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

She listens to me and makes me feel like I'm not alone. Sometimes that's all we need. I feel she is genuine and cares for me and my well-being.

Written by M.H. on May 26, 2018 after counseling with Anne for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, and family

Anne was very empathetic and spent a lot of time listening, so that I could get all of my thoughts out. Her advice was thoughtful, based in expertise, and appropriate to the situation we expressed.

Written by B.E. on Apr 15, 2018 after counseling with Anne for 2 months

Anne is AWESOME! She is a fountain of knowledge and really knows what she’s talking about. She’s always straight-forward and attentive to my concerns and issues with a great mix of humor and truth. She will make you work but it’s work worth doing. I highly recommend Anne! Let the healing begin!