Anna has a Masters of Social Work degree from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, which she received in 2014. She currently hold dual licenses, one as a License of Social Work and the other, a License of Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. She have been practicing in the field of clinical social work for over 7 years in community, residential detox facilities and outpatient settings. Prior to her counseling career, Anna was in the medical field for 9 years before making the transition to clinical social work. Her experience ranges from high-risk crisis management and dual diagnosis direct treatment to comprehensive assessments and integrative case management.
She will integrate evidence-based practice models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Seeking Safety, and offers support for disenfranchised grief, compassion fatigue, career counseling & trauma related treatment as indicated for the individual. Anna has completed intensive specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from Behavioral Tech, an intensive course founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan who is the formulator of DBT. Due to her experience with DBT, there are options of engaging in the full DBT-model and DBT-modified treatment (this option will be discussed, if appropriate).
When Anna is not providing therapy, she is likely to be found surrounded by her animal family (one of whom is a retired therapy dog), gardening, yoga, kayaking and spending time with loved ones and friends, and of course being mindful!
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