Hello! I’m so glad you are here!
Do you feel like you need footing in your life? Do you long for connection and closeness to others but struggle with the path there? Does anxiety, depression, and worry keep you from being the person you wish you could be? I am an attachment-oriented practitioner looking to work with pre-teens/adolescents (ages 10+), adults, couples and families who struggle with communication and everyday life. I greatly enjoy working with teens and their families, and welcome all people across the gender and sexuality spectrum!
I have clinical experience and training in eating disorders and trauma. I have a strong interest in working with sexual concerns, alternative relationship modalities (non-monogamy/polyamory), and kink/BDSM.
I draw from Internal Family Systems (how to make the competing voices in your head work together), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (how to challenge your thoughts), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (how to make peace with what you cannot change). For couples/throuples/others, I also draw from Gottman (emphasizing emotional attachment and connection).
In our therapeutic space, I strive to be collaborative, kind, and direct. I work through an existential and feminist lens. I believe there is a randomness to life, and we need to anchor ourselves in our values to bring meaning and purpose. If you don’t want the script you were given, let’s burn it together! You are worth the journey, you are worth the work, and I would be honored to walk alongside you through this dark and beautiful chaos we call life.
Anna (“Ahhhna”) (she/her/hers) lives with her partner and wonderful kiddos. She enjoys reading, good coffee, cookbooks and podcasts. Snap Judgement, Oologies and Ear Hustle are at the top of her listening list.
CBT-ARFID (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Avoident and Restrictive Feeding and Eating Disorder) This is an eating disorder where people struggle with issues such as no appetite, texture and sensory aversions, or had a bad experience with food and now all food feels threatening. If this seems like it may be you or your child, please reach out for an appointment!
CBT-E (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eating Disorders) Eating disorders can cause multiple symptoms including strict food rules, obsessive thinking, body image distress, and guilt/shame about eating. If this sounds familiar to you or a loved one, please reach out!
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Basic Trained
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that can help a person move their trauma memories and sensations into the part of the brain where they belong, so you no longer have to suffer from them. If you have experienced trauma of any kind and still struggle with its impact on your life, please reach out!
Marriage and Family Therapy Therapy (M.A.) Student, St. Thomas University (current)
Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, 2008
Please note I am a graduate student with a concentration in Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). I am currently under the supervision of Kelsey Thomas.
"And the day came when the risk to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom."