Ann Thiessen , MHC-LP

I am a graduate of New York University’s mental health counseling program, who embraces individuality, empathy, compassion, and creating a safe and trustworthy space for my clients, while helping to empower them. I also believe in helping individuals, adolescents, families, and couples find their voice, and feel honored walking that path with them. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups.

I am also a certified therapeutic riding instructor (PATH, Intl.) who is trained to teach people of all abilities how to ride horses. Additionally, I am also a certified equine specialist in mental health and learning (ESMHL), also trained by PATH, Intl. And, a trained reiki master. As such, I believe that therapy should not be viewed in a “cookie cutter-one size fits all” approach, and instead operate from a holistic integrative approach that includes having a trauma lens and intertwining the following modalities as they are needed: attachment, emotion regulation, family systems, somatic, narrative therapy, person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to help get to the root. We are all made individually, which is why I aim to work from an approach that aligns best with you.

I hold experience in anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, behavioral challenges, interpersonal dynamic issues, challenges faced in schools by middle and high schoolers, demands and challenges faced by athletes, and challenges faced by siblings and caregivers who love someone with a disability. I would love to walk with you on your journey to self discovery.

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” -Haruki Murakami