Anna M Skop, MS, LMHC, Mental Health Counseling in Amherst, New York, 14226

Anna M Skop, MS, LMHC

Anna M Skop, MS, LMHC

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC
Secondary Credential: LMHC

Offices

4511 Harlem rd
Amherst, New York 14226

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My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, native French speaker, fluent in Spanish and Italian. I have considerable training and experience working with adults, adolescents and children of all ages. I am additionally trained in trauma resolution (Progressive counting...), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment theory and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have been practicing for more than 10 years in numerous clinical, school and medical environments, so I can be a strong source of support for advocacy and referrals needs. I believe in the importance of the ââ?¬Å? therapeutic relationshipââ?¬Â as a base to provide the needed safe haven for change. I am a goal-focused, strength-based, person centered, and solution-focused therapist. I utilize mostly evidence based practice therapy but my approach is holistic.
I am solely focused in my private practice so you can expect me to schedule sessions at convenient times for my clients, and being accessible and flexible for them. Because I do not work for an agency, I can screen my clients to make sure we are the best fit for each other and I feel we will not be will refer you to someone that will be. Also I am my own boss, so you will enjoy privacy and your file will only be seen by me.

More Info About My Practice

I charge a very reasonable flat fee (I take cash, checks or credit cards) which is sometimes better that the insurance copays. But I will accept some insurances. I will also fill out paperwork to submit to your insurance company. I choose to work with a limited number of insurance companies as they request a diagnosis that will stick with you . I understand that paying privately for session may be more costly but I can negotiate the fees.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am adept at helping people realize where they are "stuck" and reframing their worldview to move ahead in their lives, regain some self esteem and feel inspired and motivated again.

I enjoy working with adults and children, qualified play therapist.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

It is a form of support for people that want to heal by reflecting back their own strength or pointing it out to them, and teaching some more positive coping skills.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Trauma victims, refugees, Childrens, teens, survivors of abuse.
    Grief counseling, couple counseling, sexual problems.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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