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Annette Humberson, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Sometimes the hardest part is taking the first step to reach out and ask for help. You have made that first step to BetterHelp and I'm glad to hear from you.

My name is Annette Humberson and I help people heal and achieve a better life you can feel good about. Whether it's from life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic illness or other concerns, I focus on young adults age 21, to those in their 90's. and from all different backgrounds. Every person has their own story and experience, but my compassion, acceptance, and interest to work with each person never changes.

My approach is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is the connection between the thoughts in your head, heart, and actions. Sometimes it can feel like the harder we try, the worse it feels - but we can't figure out why we feel so helpless or what is getting in our way. CBT can identify our unhelpful thoughts and provide the structure to give you a sense of direction and hope while you work toward the goals you have identified.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including mindfulness, is another approach I use to help you identify emotional reactions and teach you to feel less vulnerable to them.

I have over 20 years experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma and life changes; with specialty experience coping with life grief and losses; sudden medical conditions or illness; caregiver fatigue & adjustment; positive traumatic growth; end of life concerns for clients and families, as well as substance abuse & addiction and professional challenges.

My first session needs to be by live video, per my state's licensing laws, but after that we can have sessions via live video or phone. We can text in between sessions. I'm looking forward to helping you identify your goals and improve the quality of your life!

Professional experience

19yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered


License information

OH LISW I.0010183-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Annette Humberson. 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.

I would have never been able to navigate this last year without Annette’s help. She is such a great listener and had great tactical ideas on ways to help me deal with some chronic illness issues.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Annette for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Annette is very easy to talk to and has been a crucial part of my self-help journey.

Written on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Humberson is a very kind, professional, and patient mentor. I appreciate she bringing me light, hope, and support at my most difficult time. It means a lot. Dr. Humberson is doing great work saving human beings. Always thank you so much. Best wishes!

Written on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 4 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, and adhd

Annette is wonderful. Very personable and easy to talk to. I look forward to my weekly appointment.

Written on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 2 months

Annette helped me get through a very difficult time with many suggestions and practical applications. She listens well and offers a great deal of expertise.

Written on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

So far totally awesome! Expert.

Written on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety