Headway

Anna

My life's work and passion has been and continues to be one of service to anyone regardless of their backgrounds, culture, race, socio-economic status, and/or social class. No client is too much or too little, too important or not important enough.



I have a great deal of compassion, empathy and understanding for all people and feel it's important that every client know that they are the most important client I have when I am working with them, because they are. Everyone gets 110% of my attention, insights, professionalism and compassion. It takes very little effort on my part because I am doing do what I love and love what I do. I am a positive person who totally believes that when we change the way we see things, the things we see change.



I have spent many years helping clients navigate their way and understanding in areas such as: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, anger management, addictions of all types, attachment disorders, low self-esteem, fear-based realities and victimization, to name a few. I've used modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), (DBT), Strengths Based Perspective, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Client Centered Therapy, Existential and Motivational Interviewing. And while several of these are frequently utilized, it's whatever modality is deemed necessary and most helpful with each specific client that I utilize.



Coping techniques are an important part of what I provide, all is ask in return, which in reality is for the greatest benefit to each client, and not myself, other than to see them succeed, is that the skills taught are actually utilized and practiced. Otherwise, it's like wanting to learn to read but never opening a book, or wanting to swim but never entering the water, it doesn't work. Without taking an action step, even a baby one toward creating something different to obtain a different result we cannot achieve the desired outcomes we say we want and come to seek help for in the first place. However, if the techniques are practiced the return is so much bigger than you can even fathom at the outset.



I speak not only as a professional but from a personal perspective having done both and knowing this is not only true for me but for the thousands of clients I have worked with through the years. If you are truly ready to take that deep dive inside to find the greatest version of yourself that is most definitely there waiting to be discovered, and overcome what we've all been conditioned to believe is true from our backgrounds, societies, families, parenting, cultures, races, religions, colors and creeds then you've found the right person.



I started out as a person seeking help myself many years ago. I went to school to learn whatever I could at that time. Then I tried everything, tested, failed, succeeded and did everything in between to find out what truly works, and not just for some, but for all.



Somewhere along the journey I heard the stirrings within that I could help others in the same ways as long as they were truly seeking help and came of their own accord. My belief is that real therapy is oftentimes painful and requires raw honesty, dismantling mind-made egoic constructs that feel so true that it is difficult to believe they are not. Facing things about ourselves and others that can be very unpleasant when they rise up, a readiness to learn, accept, let go of, become present, practice mindfulness, make conscious choices and heal as well as bid farewell to the past that we cannot change, create futures in the now, and surrender and be grateful for what is present before us.



At this point it's time to transcend all that no longer serves despite the degrees of attachment and welcome a new you with gratitude in order to usher in the best version of yourself.



This is where what you are seeking, your highest truth is where the freedom, peace, joy, strength, abundance and happiness lies.


Specialties

Trauma
Eating Disorders
Family
Bereavement
Couples
Depression
Anxiety
Women's Issues

Education

Masters in Social Work
University of New England


Accepted Insurance

Aetna
Cigna
Oxford
United Healthcare
Oscar Health


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