Anna Helton, LMFT, Telehealth throughout Georgia, Couples, Families, & Individuals, Age 18+
- 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)
- IFS Level 1 Trained
TLDR (too long didn’t read)
My worldview and theoretical approach is rooted in an anti-oppressive, systemic framework that is trauma informed, collaborative, and holistic. I specialize in working with all relationships, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, religious deconstruction, and issues related to sexuality and gender.
What To Expect
Sessions with me tend to have a bit of laughter, an occasional cathartic ugly cry, and a lot of really vulnerable work. As a licensed therapist, I have an extensive toolkit for skills and skill-based interventions that support you through behavioral changes, reducing anxiety, reworking relationships, and overcoming disordered behaviors. My true passion and skill lies in the deep work – helping you dig up the roots of your traumas, coping mechanisms, and attachments so that you can create greater meaning in your life while embracing more connection, curiosity, and clarity. It’s not easy, but you can absolutely do it and I can help. I use a combination of trauma therapies, systems work, and somatic practices aligned with your unique needs to provide a profoundly healing experience.
My Approach & Clients
I am a systemic therapist, which means I aim to acknowledge how every internal and external system impacts your experiences and the pain you come into session with. I believe that each person that enters my therapy space already has everything they need to heal, and it is my job to create space for them to establish a greater connection with their internal world in order for lasting change to occur. I do this through an integration of models including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion Focused Therapy, Health At Every Size and Fat Liberation, and Anti-Oppression Frameworks.
Additionally, I believe our mental health is intimately connected with our bodies so I incorporate a variety of somatic techniques to further the change process when appropriate.
Oftentimes, my clients are folks who have done therapy before and have been unable to make lasting change. Maybe your previous ways of coping are no longer working, maybe what you thought had been tended to is creeping back up, or maybe you’ve never done this before and find yourself longing for a more fulfilled life. Regardless of what brings you here, I am eager to sit with you in the discomfort of change so that you can maintain connection with your confident, patient, and present self.
Get To Know Me
I deeply value authenticity, empathy, laughter, integrity, justice, and empowerment of others, which is what my therapeutic approach is rooted in. I also regularly attend trainings, pursue the latest knowledge, and advocate for equality and justice in order to provide the highest level of care to all clients. I am a white, sexual & gender queer woman originally from Nashville. I currently live in Seattle with my spouse and our two dogs, but have so many roots in the south that I maintain my practice in Georgia. I enjoy spending my free time in so many ways, but this season of life I am finding myself spending more time hiking, cheering for the NWSL & USWNT, reading everything from fiction to self-help, and traveling every chance I get. I share these details because it is pivotal to our work for you to feel comfortable with me, research proves it! If I sound like your person, or if you have questions about us being a good fit please reach out to me at [email protected]. I would be honored to walk alongside you through your healing.
I offer a limited amount of reduced rate services for folks in marginalized communities who cannot comfortably afford to pay the full fee for services.
Anna is seeing clients throughout Georgia via telehealth.
Anna is a Kaiser Affiliated Provider, and she is in-network with Alliant.