Anna is a compassionate and client-centered LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist fluent in both English and Spanish, who uses a nonjudgmental, empathic, and trauma-informed approach to cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion. She is highly dedicated to building effective, collaborative working alliances with clients based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding. She strives to find ways to meet you where you are and honor you as the expert in your own unique life experiences, preferences, and needs.
Anna tailors her therapeutic approach to meet clients’ needs and preferences and therefore uses a wide range of techniques from modalities including CBT, the Interpersonal Process Approach, Motivational Interviewing, and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. She also has experience delivering Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to trauma survivors, especially survivors of intimate partner violence, of all genders and sexualities. Anna enjoys working with older teens and adults (ages sixteen and up) on all needs, but particularly specializes in working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and identity issues, grief, and trauma (especially traumatic experiences related to domestic violence and intimate partner violence, including emotional / psychological abuse).
While Anna is a cis, straight woman, she has lived experience of being raised by out LGBTQ+ parents at a time when this was less common and accepted. This lived experience helped shape her worldview and inspires her to practice in an anti-oppressive manner that critically examines and holds space for different aspects of clients’ intersectional identities. Anna has an MSW with a concentration in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University and a BA in Spanish and Literature from Bennington College.