Anneka Dockery

LMFT

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #37FI00192100 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LMFT #FT0000064 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anneka Dockery. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. 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

She's great!

Written by K.A. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Anneka for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

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 by M.A. 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

Anneka is amazing. I always feel better after our session and walk away with something actionable.

Written by J.O. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

A great ally.

Written by S.U. 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 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 by A.L. 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

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 by J.E. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms. Dockery is a complete game changer. She's reliable, honest, caring, and outstandingly gifted with guiding the untangling of emotions that life can bring. She's worth her weight in platinum, and one would be very fortunate to know her. The world needs more Annekas.

Written by L.I. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I can express my perspective and Annecka listens and delivers with love so I feel much better after each session.

Written by T.H. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Anneka is amazing

Written by M.I. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Anneka has helped me tremendously in just a short amount of time. She makes our sessions a comfortable environment that allows me to be myself without worrying about being judged. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by P.E. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Anneka offers warm, clear, practical support.

Written by H.E. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

I am relieved and pleased to say that Anneka was the best possible counseling match for me. Her culminated education and wisdom make her an invaluable resource for parents of young children. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for Anneka; she saved my sanity and helped me refocus my thoughts. Sessions with her are unpretentious and safe. For anyone experiencing anxiety, postpartum depression, or just COVID fatigue, Anneka is an incredible sounding board.

Written by I.R. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Anneka for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Anneka Dockery has a warm and calm demeanor that is perfectly suited with my our personalities. She has helped us move forward to a place that we can work our our issues in a positive way. I would recommend her to everyone.

Written by D.I. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Anneka for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I wish I had met Anneka years ago. She is more than a competent counselor. She is a wonderful person as well. Grateful to have met her. Thank You!!!

Written by M.I. on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Anneka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I haven't had therapy in years but I worked in a therapist's office for the last few years. I must admit I was extremely hesitant to try again, but Ms. Dockery really made getting back into it possible with kindness and ease. She has great active listening skills, she offers amazing advice and doesn't make me feel pressured or anything negative. Ms. Dockery tells me what I need to hear and not what I want to hear and is empathetic as well as wise. After ever session, I feel like it helps me grow and become an even better woman than I came into the session as. If tipping your therapist was ever a thing like we tip waiters, I would give her $100 every time. She is quite spectacular and I highly recommend her to everyone to try. I promise you will NOT regret it.

Written by N.A. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Anneka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

I feel very grateful to have Anneka as my counselor,she is very patient and insightful.

Work with me!