Ann Benner,LCSW

Ann Benner,LCSW

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 904004867
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Arlington, Virginia 22203

My Approach to Helping

I am Ann Bohr Benner, LCSW. I like to work with adults of all ages who are dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, andor grief.

We start with and come back to client goals. I think holistically about people who are in distress. Sleep, diet, relaxation, exercise, social support, and spiritual life all can contribute to change. Then self-awareness, insight, and intentional behavior change are important. I endeavor to create a safe space in which each person can be exactly where they are, and eventually, the natural inclination to heal and grow can flourish.

I work with people who have depression, anxiety or are struggling with loss andor change. I work with people who are dealing with the fallout from trauma.

I work at creating a supportive environment that allows people to safely experience difficult feelings and identify who they are and want to be. I can be gently accepting as well as clear about keeping on task.

I first identified an interest in differences in people and culture when I chose an undergraduate major in anthropology. I went to social work school out of a desire for social progress. I've done community social work, community organizing, medical social work, and worked at a family counseling agency. I worked in mental health to empower people to take charge of their own recoveries after facilitating my own recovery. I am deeply investing in work as a therapist now, as I get to integrate this range of work experience as well as much life experience.

Our work is centered on client goals. We periodically come back to and re-evaluate goals, since these can change with time and experience.

In the first session, I will want to hear why you decided to pursue therapy, and I will talk with you about what to expect from me. I will ask you some questions about your history, as appropriate. We will work out a schedule for a meeting.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Types of Therapy

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