Anna Headden, LAMFT: Athens
• Bachelor of Science – Psychology, minor in Child & Family Studies, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2015
• Master of Art – Marriage & Family Therapy, Lipscomb University, 2019
• Certified SYMBIS Facilitator, 2019 (Premarital Assessment)
She/ Her/ Hers
It is my passion to walk alongside folks as they find their voice, their authentic self, and ultimate healing. I believe this change begins when previous behaviors or relationships no longer serve us and my therapeutic approach is that lasting transformation happens when we gain awareness of self and use that awareness to update our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I aim to meet clients where they are in a space that is safe, non-judgmental and allows for true healing and change by honestly confronting painful and uncomfortable issues.
In my work as a therapist I value authenticity, respect, strength, and empowerment of others. These values govern my life, and are at the root of my integrative approach to therapy. This is why I use multiple modalities including Emotion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Multigenerational Therapy. I also believe that our physical and emotional well-being are directly connected so I incorporate a variety of body exploration and movement techniques to further the change process when appropriate. I have found that in using a variety of frameworks I am able to tailor my approach for each individual client’s specific needs.
I enjoy working with a variety of populations including: young adults & adults dealing with anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and depression; couples dealing with anything from high-conflict and sexual difficulties to pre-marital counseling; and persons dealing with self esteem, eating disorders, confidence, and societal pressures. Also, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community I aim to provide empowerment and better the quality of life of fellow LGBTQ+ persons through my work as a clinician and as an advocate.
When I am not working you can find me going on hikes with my wife, spending time with our dogs, playing pickleball, trying out a new restaurant or recipe, or spending time with loved ones. I find joy and connection through each of these activities and view them as an opportunity to learn a life lesson or find greater meaning that I can share with others. I would be honored to help you heal and reach your most fulfilled life. I am ready whenever you are.
Anna is seeing clients in our Athens office or via telehealth.