I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have 7+ years of experience in working with adolescents, adults and older adults from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. I have had the honor of serving disadvantaged populations for majority of my career thus far and have experience in treating individuals with severe trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use. My practice approach is centered in CBT, DBT, narrative processing, psychodynamic therapy, and solution-focused. With all treatment modalities, I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic space in increasing a sense of awareness, confidence and efficacy in facing individualistic challenges. Life circumstances can be incredibly overwhelming to cope with and my objective is to be able to hold space for self-exploration and self-understanding. It is not easy reaching out for help and support. In fact, it is an act of bravery.
"Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It's having the courage to show up when you can't control the outcome." -Brene Brown
I look forward to walking side by side with you as we are all striving for wellness and peace.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904012927
Annie has helped me progress some of the toughest moments in my life and has helped me realize how to become a stronger human being through these experiences. I highly appreciate her existential approach and her open-minded and non-judgemental person. I recommend her services to anyone needing support as they navigate the hardships and challenges of life. I am very thankful that I met her at the moment when I needed it the most!
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Annie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes