I am a Licensed Marriage and family therapist family and marriage counselor licensed in New Jersey and Delaware with 6 years working in outpatient mental health. I have also worked in residential treatment facilities for at risk youth and I have been a mental health therapist providing counseling for foster care children. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, attachment issues, couples counseling which includes divorce mediation, adultery, or phase of life issues. I also work with those struggling with relationship issues. parenting problems, career challenges, and oppositional disorders. I have worked with veterans and military families during an internship in Hawaii. As a military spouse from a retired Army soldier, I have a first hand understanding of the struggles and anxiety, stress, and emotional struggles that present in the military culture. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and inviting. I am down to earth, I ask questions for a deeper understanding and most importantly I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I like for my clients to also know I am human and despite my education or training, life presents stress and challenges for everyone. My approach to therapy is I follow the client and during the assessment, together we will discuss what treatment modality may be best. i do this because therapy models aren't always a one size fits all. With that said, its very important to asses and observe because a persons needs takes of different forms depending on circumstance and situation. I will do what is clinically necessary to get the help you need, even if its not with me.
I am glad to see that you are ready to take control over your emotional and mental health. Its takes a lot of motivation and courage to work on yourself and more so not be afraid to seek help if needed. I look forward to working with you on your journey to becoming a healthier, happier and confident version of you!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Anneka for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have been working with Anneka for a year now and I can't say enough how lucky I am to have her. She is kind, observant, and a great listener. She has always been there when I needed her.
Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Anneka for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Anneka is amazing. I always feel better after our session and walk away with something actionable.
Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
A great ally.
Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Anneka is incredibly friendly, compassionate, understanding and makes you feel heard & understood. She listens to you without judgement & provides you with excellent advice. I’m grateful that she is my therapist.
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Anneka has changed my life in the short time I have known her. She was very warm and helped me through some tough times. She was very kind and allowed me the space to process so many things with guidance. She is such a true professional and I recommend her for anyone.
Written on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties