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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #LH00011262 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
I appreciate that I have a listening ear, that the line is always open. That I can send a message anytime and I know Anne will answer. I like that she provides worksheets and recommends books to help me. I find it such a comfort. Thanks Anne, for being there for me!
Anne is awesome. Funny when it’s ok to be but serious about the work when she needs to be. Anne is honest! Don’t expect anything less. Anne is compassionate She has been there, done that. Trust her listen to her and grow!
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.
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.