Anna Lindell, CSW
Undergraduate degree in Social Work from University of Wyoming in 2014. Graduate degree Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah in 2019.
I strive to create a safe, healing, and therapeutic relationship with the understanding that this is a crucial element of the therapeutic process. I view each client as the expert on their own life, who may be just looking for support through life’s obstacles. As David Richo shared, “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us”. Together we can work to change our behaviors and thoughts to gain a sense of control over our lives.
My experience has allowed me to work with an extremely diverse population including substance abuse, individuals in incarceration, youth and teens, and couples. I embrace multiple modalities and tailor each session to suit individual needs. I have training and experience in CBT, Trauma-Informed CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, ACT, and DBT.
is becoming increasingly solution focused and wants fast results to problems that aren’t always so quick to fix.
One’s individual psychology is usually quite complex and requires some time and dedication from the client and the therapist together to help not only eradicate presenting problems, but gain insight into what may be underneath the presenting issue(s).
While solution focused and new age short terms therapies are gaining lots of notoriety and popularity amongst mental health practitioners and therapy consumers, research shows that deeper psychological work promotes longer and more sustainable change (Shedler, 2010). This isn't to say you have to be in therapy forever. Most people don’t have the time or money for that, but coming to therapy and expecting profound results in just a few sessions isn’t the kind of work we promote at Mountain Valley Counseling. This isn’t to say some therapy won’t help and that a person won't feel some relief from just a few sessions. Many people do feel better after a few sessions, which creates hope and is really quite wonderful. Oftentimes beyond those initial few sessions, if the person is willing, there is more to explore. This is why we work from a psychodynamic and insight-oriented perspective. Look on our blog for more information about that kind of work.