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 24 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 main concentration has been providing direct therapeutic counseling to individuals with learning disabilities, suicidal tendencies, physical/sexual abuse and trauma issues, career issues and decision making, personality disorders, eating disorders, conduct/behavior disorders, and just overall life struggles due to stress, anxiety, or depression. I also have 5 years of direct experience working with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues and 8 years of experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum scale. My theoretical orientation is very person centered providing encouragement and fostering empowerment while teaching mindfulness through reality based and CBT therapy techniques. I offer my services to clients who exhibit the ability and willingness 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.
Unfortunately, I cannot offer you any overnight, snap-of-the-finger, painless cures. Change and growth will be at your pace, which means sometimes it will be easy and swift, sometimes it will be slow and deliberate. I encourage you to make the determination as to the progress of the counseling process. If counseling is successful, you should feel that you are able to face life's challenges in the future without my support or intervention by using the solutions and tools we’ve discussed and practiced on your own.
Are you ready? I am here to help!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
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 , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #6875 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
LPC #5464 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
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.
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
I appreciate the time she takes to reiterate that my feielngs are valid and redirects me when i most need it.
I look forward to her messages and like having someone to talk to who is not judging my every move as I figure everything out.
I've been with AnnMarie for over a year now & besides developing a strong rapport, her kindness & patience has helped me so much through all this.
I was with Betterhelp for 1 month and she was very responsive to my messages. I thought I could do this without her but I was wrong.
Awesome therapist! I feel genuinely cared for and listened to, couldn’t recommend her more!
She's intuitive and down to earth not to mention relatable. I trust her counsel and I'm grateful to have made her acquaintance...She has been extremely helpful!
AnnMarie is an incredible woman and therapist. I’ve been in therapy before but it really doesn’t compare with my time with AnnMarie. She knows the perfect questions to ask me to enable self reflection. She’s a great listener as well as she knows when to be frank with me when I need to hear it. She inspires honesty and makes me feel cared for. She has shown me so many practical tools to help with my mindfulness, boosting my self esteem and effective communication skills. I could not recommend her enough. I’ve caught myself often saying to my family and friends who are struggling, “I wish you could talk to my therapist.” Shes a wonderful human and my time with her has been invaluable.
AnneMarie is a Godsend. She has been more than a counselor but a trusted friend. Her expertise and guidance has brought me out of the lowest point in my life to a point where I am happier than I have been in years. I am so thankful for AnneMarie.
AnnMarie is a great therapist. I’ve had 3 total (aside from AnnMarie) in my life, and they’ve all been very nice and comforting, but I was tired of talking about my feelings without gaining the tools to actually cope AND improve my mood/ quality of life. It’s been about 5 months, and while I still have anxiety and mild depression, I recognize how much I’ve learned from AnnMarie. There’s been a huge improvement in my ability to pinpoint triggers as well as negative thoughts and feelings and I now have the skill set to reframe them. I’ve also gotten better about enforcing my boundaries and repairing familial relationships that were suffering due to trauma I had yet to overcome. Healing isn’t linear. Therapy isn’t a cure all. It takes work. If you are expecting a therapist to hit you with a fluffy clouds, flowers & butterflies persona (hint: don’t be like old me, challenge yourself!) , AnnMarie isn’t the one for you. If you want the tools to live honestly
and make REAL and significant changes
that lead to contentment and resiliency, then choose her. She is awesome!
AnnMarie is a great counselor! She listens, provides great insight and is overall great to talk to
She has been very helpful in guiding me!
AnnMarie is wonderful! Best therapist I’ve ever had. Very effective. “Gets” me!
I think AnnMarie is a very competent therapist; very knowlegable and helpful.
I enjoy my sessions with AnnMarie. She's a great listener, she understands why I feel the way I do about things, and she has great insight and strategies to help me navigate through my problems. I like that she offers me practical and useful tools.
I’ve slowly started to see some progress and it motivates me to keep going. Can’t thank her enough for providing a safe space.
AnnMarie has been so kind & has offered me such perspective when it comes to working through my problems. I feel safe to show up and be vulnerable which is the most comforting feeling. Happy to have AnnMarie in my life now.
AnnMarie has been helpful on this new journey of mine!
She is wonderful and always listens to me.
Helpful and supportive!
So far everything is great. Thank you!
I've been away for a few months, but I really missed having AnnMarie to go to when things were bothering me. She has a good way of hearing me and presenting information, including issues in an helpful way.
Ann marie is amazing she is very understanding , and patient with me, I would definitely recommend her to friends and family. Thank you ann marie.
I feel better when I talk with AnnMarie during my counseling session. She is very understanding and points me in the right direction to work on my positive, happy mental health! She is wonderful!
Very helpful and supportive.
Overall a great listener and helpful guide. AnnMarie helps to put things into perspective and uses examples from your conversation or chat with her. She is helping me to get back on track.
AnnMarie has been an amazing resource for me on my journey to overcoming some long standing issues I'm ready to move on from. She's a great listener and has given me the tools to help me overcome issues with eating/self sabotaging thoughts/ and relationship struggles. With her help I really feel like I can grow and just live a happier, healthier life. I am so grateful for this online resource which makes it actually doable to get help, rather than drive to a therapist office and sit on a couch feeling like a got real problems. Instead I feel like I'm talking to a friend who can help. It removes the stigma plus with 3 kids it's a huge time saver. I can't say enough about AnnMarie and the service itself.
I can not say enough good things about AnnMarie. Working with her has been one of the most helpful and productive counseling experiences I've ever had. She is incredibly insightful and even in session 1 was able to tune in to what my triggers were and help me understand what had put me into such an extreme anxiety spiral. She has little nuggets of wisdom in every session and helps me understand and reframe issues and things going on in my life. I have grown so much from working with her.
Even after my first session I felt great relief. I felt like someone had my back and can help me through a difficult situation. I look forward to our sessions because I feel more empowered to handle what stress could pop up during the week. I have a feeling of safety and a vision of what my life could be if I keep working on myself. A feeling of hopefulness has replaced a lot of confusion and self-doubt.
AnnMarie has been extremely helpful with my anxiety. She immediately understood that my anxiety attacks cause disruption to my daily life, and started working with me on reframing my state of mind. Working on this has been extremely helpful for me, and I've already started seeing a difference! We have also started talking about what is important to me in a job, and if a career or even company change would be beneficial for me. Thank you AnnMarie!
AnnMarie has truly been a blessing. Even in texts, I can sense her care and compassion. She checks in on me if she hasn’t heard from me, which means the world for someone like me. I am encouraged to continue therapy and allowing AnnMarie to help guide me down the path to helping myself!