Anne Cleary Counseling
Anne Cleary, LMHC is now accepting clients on a waitlist basis. Wait is approximately 9-12 months. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Phone calls will take longer to return.
If you've found your way to my website I commend you for beginning the task of asking for help. If you've ever wondered, "is this the best it'll ever get?" or "I guess I'm just going to struggle forever" you've come to the right place. Or maybe life has just hit a snag and you haven't been able to bounce back. Perhaps your relationship has been rocky and you haven't been able to get back to good. Pursuing counseling is one of the best and most important decisions you will ever make.
Do any of these sound familiar?
"I keep ending up with the same type of partner and having the same relationship over and over. I am growing more and more hopeless and frustrated that I will ever be happily partnered"
"I have no idea how to have "healthy conflict" with my spouse. I end up stuffing my feelings and walking around silently seething or feeling despair and nothing ever changes."
"I'm only attracted to people that treat me poorly, criticize me, and make me feel like I'm not good enough."
"When I get into a conflict with my partner I have a hard time managing my emotions and my anger gets the best of me. I don't know why I get so upset and I don't know how to fix this. My partner is understandably getting fed up with me and I'm afraid they are going to leave."
"I've never told anyone what happened to me when I was a child. I've just lived with it my entire life hoping it would eventually go away but it never has. Time hasn't healed it."
"I've spent a lot of time in therapy and have been to a few different therapists but it hasn't really helped enough. I still have flashbacks and bad dreams and am on edge all the time."
"I think I've spent most of my life telling myself "it wasn't that bad" and just doing my best to pretend I'm okay. But I'm most definitely not okay and the weight of keeping it all together and presenting to the world that I'm fine has really gotten to me lately and it feels like the walls are closing in on me"
"For me depression has just been a constant in my life, like it's a part of me. I don't know who I am without it."
"I have depression related to childhood trauma and/or dysfunction and it has not responded to medication."
"I've done Cognitive Behavioral therapy, I've taken antidepressants, I've exercised, but my depression persists. I've felt this way since I was a kid and I suspect there's some healing I need to do."
"People tell me to focus on what I'm grateful for as if I'm just having a bad day. It's infuriating honestly, as If I can just flip a switch and it'll all be better. Makes me feel even more isolated."
Feeling stuck? Tried everything you can to get past your past, or are bogged down by present issues? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. I strongly believe that it is the most courageous and resourceful people that ask for help. As a therapist, I can help you understand and cope with whatever you are struggling with to live a more fulfilling and resilient life. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
As a licensed mental health therapist (LMHC) in Fernandina Beach, Florida my passion is helping people live a more whole, authentic and healthy life. People come to therapy seeking help for a variety of issues but the at the heart of what drives them to start this journey is a desire to be more connected; to themselves, to others, and to life itself. Unfortunately, often for circumstances out one's hands, we have acquired blocks, defense mechanisms and "scars" that prevent us from enjoying a healthy emotional life.
After graduating from Villanova University in 2001 and pursuing a marketing career for 7 years in Philadelphia I switched gears to follow my passion and received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. I have been helping people heal and change their lives since 2009 and consider my work an honor and privilege. I specialize in treating trauma (childhood abuse, sexual assault, veterans, bullying etc.) anxiety and mood disorders (like depression and bipolar disorder), survivors of childhood sexual abuse, survivors of adult sexual assault, and veterans. I also enjoy helping clients with phase of life (young adult, retirement, empty nest) and transition issues (new parenthood, marriage, divorce, loss), issues related to infertility, postpartum issues, relationship/marriage problems, self-esteem and empowerment, and improving communication in all areas of your life. I utilize a variety of therapies including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, Imago therapy, Existential and Schema therapy.
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