Anya Szumowski


About Me

Hi there! My name is Anya and I’m so glad you’re here! As a licensed mental health therapist with over 6 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 bringing honor to 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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Dissociation , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #LH60744645 (Expires: 2021-08-08)

LPC #C5247 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by A.N. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Anya for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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 by J.E. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Anya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Thoughtful and professional in questions and dialogue.

Written by A.N. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Anya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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