Counselor / Therapist
Anna is a Vermont native looking forward to putting down roots in Ithaca. She received her B.S. in Psychological Science from the University of Vermont, and went on to begin graduate training in clinical psychology at her alma mater. Identifying a passion for clinical work rather than pursuing research, Anna completed her graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Rochester.
Grounded in her systems-theory training, Anna believes in healing and treating within the context of relationships. Individuals and the issues they are struggling with do not occur within a vacuum, and it is essential to consider the contextual and relational factors using a holistic lens. Anna’s therapeutic approach integrates strengths-based practices centered in systems theory drawing upon Cognitive-Behavioral, solution-focused, and narrative therapy techniques with a focus on trauma informed care. Area of clinical focus include relationship concerns, navigating transitions, family conflict, sex and sexuality, developing adaptive coping skills, and developing and deepening self-compassion.
When not in session, Anna is most likely outside in the woods with her dog. She enjoys mountain-biking, trail running, camping and hiking. She looks forwards to winters of skiing (cross-country, downhill, and touring), baking, fermentation projects, and marathoning British procedurals and true crime podcasts.