Anne Harders has been a clinical social worker for over 18 years. She began her career in the Boston area and has been practicing in Connecticut since 2008. She has worked as a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) in a number of different settings and roles. Her work experience includes community behavioral health, medical social work, hospice, out-patient private practice, geriatric psychiatry, partial hospitalization, and acute in-patient psychiatric hospitalization. She has had the privilege of working with adults ranging in age from 18 to 100+. Anne’s combined work experience over the years has helped to develop her present therapeutic style based first and foremost in compassion, with the knowledge that each client is a unique individual. She trusts that things can get better and she helps clients to discover this for themselves.
Anne combines aspects of various therapeutic approaches including – Person-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, acceptance, and mindfulness – to empower clients to better understand, manage and reduce symptoms or change behaviors that may be interfering with overall wellness. Her goal is to create a safe, collaborative environment where clients can explore their concerns, patterns or triggers and find strategies for healing. She also feels that attention needs to be given to the interconnected areas of the mind, body and spirit. Addressing the whole – mind, body and spirit – and increasing self- awareness, will improve self-acceptance and strengthen resiliency.
Areas of clinical work with adults for individual therapy include, but are not limited to – anxiety, depression, bipolar, stress related to life transitions – college, retirement, move to assisted living, etc.…, aging, caregiver stress, grief/loss, parents of adult children with major mental health and/or substance use disorders, separation/divorce, medical problems, self-care, self-esteem, early diagnosed neurocognitive disorders, substance use and recovery, and spirituality.
Whatever your situation may be, she looks forward to working with you towards your goals.