Hello! My name is AnnMarie Worcester and I am a licensed counselor in the sunny state of Florida as well as in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. For 27 years I have been fortunate to live my passion of counseling, teaching, mentoring, coaching, consulting, and supervising. I have worked for hospitals, residential facilities, crisis units, juvenile evaluation centers, rape crisis centers, youth shelters, Boys and Girls Clubs, child abuse councils, YMCA, community mental health centers, Social Services, and private counseling agencies.
My theoretical orientation is very person centered and relationship based, focusing on providing encouragement and fostering empowerment while teaching mindfulness through reality based and CBT therapy techniques. I offer my services to clients who have the willingness and ability to resolve their own problems with my assistance through the use of practical solutions and tools that can be applied in all aspects of life and any situation that may come up! Counseling involves your active participation both in and out of the counseling sessions, as well as a genuine desire and continual effort to change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
YOU determine the progress of the counseling process. Change and growth will be at your pace.... sometimes it will be easy and swift, sometimes it will be slow and deliberate, sometimes it will be painful.....its all up to you and the time and effort you put in. Success is being able to face life's challenges in the future without my support or intervention by intentionally and consistently using the solutions and tools we’ve discussed and you've practiced on your own.
Are you ready? I am here to help!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH6875
NC LCMHC 5464
Such a caring person who makes you feel understood and heard. Always feel like I am being welcomed with opened arms.
Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with AnnMarie for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
AnnMarie is the best therapist I've ever had.
Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with AnnMarie for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
She is awesome at listening, redirecting and helping me process when i have a difficult time.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with AnnMarie for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I started therapy with AnnMarie mid-2020, when the world didn't feel like a safe place. She convinced me it was, helped me see my way back into it, and has helped me regain my footing. I feel heard when I have a session with her and her advice is sound, and I even follow it sometimes. ;-)
Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with AnnMarie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Annemarie is the best! She gives you a safe space to talk through issues, but doesn’t shy away from pushing you past your barriers to move further along. She’s awesome.
Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with AnnMarie for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Anne-Marie has got me through some of the darkest times of my life. She listens without judgment and allows me to express myself with understanding and compassion she is the best counselor I’ve ever had
Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with AnnMarie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching