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Anya Szumowski, LPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi there! My name is Anya and I’m so glad you’re here! As a licensed mental health therapist with over 8 years of experience, I would love to be of service to you.

Despite the joys and beauty in our world, as humans, we also experience pain and struggle in response to life's many challenges. Whether it be various transitions, significant events, relationship concerns, poor self-image, or the discomfort of anxiety and negative mood, therapy can offer the attention and care we need in navigating our lives. It is here that we can safely explore who we are - we can develop curiosity, awareness, and compassion towards self, while honoring our past and current experiences.

My therapeutic style is engaging and creative, and can be characterized as authentic, kind, honest, and calm. As your therapist, I thrive to build a genuine and trusting connection with you. It is my goal to create a supportive space where together we can discover the ways you think, feel, and understand the world. Throughout our time, I will provide gentle challenges and necessary tools to help you overcome difficult obstacles, while highlighting your existing strengths to cultivate growth and healing. You will often leave session with a greater sense of self and awareness to the areas in which you struggle, effective solutions, and feeling empowered to create changes that align with your unique values, interests, wants, and needs.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling and Addictions from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. I am currently licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and have experience working with diverse adult populations in individual and group settings. My practice has included treating a variety of mental health disorders and substance use concerns. In addition, I have significant experience and particular interest in providing support to survivors of sexual trauma.

My work often includes helping clients develop positive coping skills, understand and regulate emotions, challenge/replace cognitive distortions, build compassion and kindness towards self, explore relationship patterns, and navigate the impacts of past and current significant life events and transitions.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Body image, Codependency, Control issues, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OR LPC C5247

WA LMHC LH60744645


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anya Szumowski. 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.

Anya is knowledgeable about the topics that we discuss. She know how to provide useful and engaging activities that allow me to think about myself in a deeper way. I really enjoy her talks and they help me to find out some of the values that I have.

Written on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Anya for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Thoughtful and professional in questions and dialogue.

Written on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Anya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Anya, is great counselor. I like her laid back approach. She is easy to talk to and answers my messages promptly.

Written on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Anya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes