Annette Humberson

LISW

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've been a Social Work Counselor within that time for the last 15 yrs. My work has focused on young adults starting at age 21, to all people through the life span 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 starts with what is called Motivational Interviewing which means that I listen to who you are, what you are struggling with, and how you want your life to be different moving forward. I'm listening to understand what matters to you, what motivates you, and where it might be important for you to start. I recognize that some people are very easily able to express themselves and how they feel, while others may struggle and need to work at a slower pace - whatever style fits who you are is how we will work. It's important for you to feel safe and supported regardless of your communication style.

A second approach I use to help 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. It may feel uneasy to experience the emotions of change as we figure out what works for you.
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 am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, and life changes; with the majority of my experience in relation to 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. I'm looking forward to helping you identify your goals and improve the quality of your life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LISW I.0010183-SUPV


Reviews

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.

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

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 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

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

Written on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 4 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, 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 Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 2 months

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

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

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

So far totally awesome! Expert.

Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Annette has had an incredible impact in my life during this whole Pandemic and Scary time in everyone's life! She is helping me to figure out how to adjust my life and those in my household through this crazy time. I have had on going concerns and anxiety with myself and she is helping me make a plan that is not only going to benefit me but others in my life. I definitely found the perfect counseling fit that can help guide me through life changes and experiences. Forever Grateful!

Written on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 2 months

I am not sure there are words adequate to describe what it’s like working with Annette. Get ready to get connected to yourself through her powerful questions, meaningful homework, and heartfelt conversations. I felt comfortable and connected to Annette immediately; we set goals quickly and began doing work towards my healing during our first session. Annette has provided me with the tools to help me navigate through some problematic imposter syndrome issues as well as helped me find myself again. You will be forever grateful that you decided to work with Annette.

Written on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching

Annette is an incredible impact in my life! She’s helped me find ways to grow during the toughest time in my life. She’s the best at asking thought provoking questions that lead to deeper understanding. We’ve had sessions 2-3 times a week and every single time I walk away with multiple takeaways that I can apply to my life right away. It’s important that you find the right person who can guide you through life changes experiences and I’m beyond grateful that I came across Annette’s profile! My life wouldn’t be the same without her!

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