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Dr. Annette Love, LCPC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me


My name is Dr. Annette Love. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor currently licensed in California, Nevada, Illinois, and previously Washington DC. My educational background consists of a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a Masters degree in professional counseling, and a Doctor of Education in counseling psychology. My greatest asset alongside formal education, is life experience.

I’ve worked with a variety of clientele-it is therefore very difficult to surprise me. I consider a few of my areas of expertise anxiety, depression, changing harmful thought patterns, and grief and loss. Overall my experience in behavioral/mental health started in 2003 (17 years).

If you're wondering how we may work together, here's the type of client I work best with:

An ideal client comes just as they are. They arrive with an expectation that help and recovery is near. They’re open to guidance, somewhat like having a copilot, navigating the peaks and valleys of mental illness, addiction or just life. Their goal is to get better, and they are willing to work towards this. This client wants someone positive, maybe even comical at times, yet knowledgeable and as passionate about them getting better as they are. Although at times life doesn’t seem fair, they’re willing to work through these struggles with support.

You've taken the first step to feeling better-kudos to you. I would be happy to learn how I can help you further.

Until we meet, be well.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


CA LPCC 10742

IL LCPC 180.007689


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

Dr. Love is amazing. She helped me in so many areas in my life (self image, family relationships, romantic relationships, positive mindset and depression after job loss) that helped improve my mindset and close relationships. I feel more confident and pulled out of the dark place I was in but also equipped with strategies to better manage my emotions and relationships in the future. You definitely have to bring a willing mindset to change how you think and be ready to open up but she does an amazing job helping you along the way.

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Annette for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

We are quite early in our work together, but Dr. Love has quickly had an impact on my life. I'm struggling with personal, parenting and professional issues and everything is a bit of a mess - she has helped me to focus on the most important work and helped me gain insights as quickly as the first session. I am confident I have a knowledgeable and empathetic ally in my corner!

Written on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Annette for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues