Licensed Professional Counselor

Ann Wheeler

What Can Ann DO For you?

Developing a healthy mind together.

Ann has experience in Child-Centered Play Therapy and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment, as well as certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Theory, all of which are useful approaches in the treatment of trauma and/or neuroatypical presentations.  With a naturally playful and curious personality, Ann connects easily with her clients, and readily partners with parents to gently unfold the natural gifts of each unique child.  Ann understands the strain that divorce can have on a child, and on a family, and is able to provide co-parenting and family therapy to ease this type of life transition as well.

Ann regularly incorporates mindfulness and whole body awareness into client interactions. A focus on diet, exercise, and a school/work-life balance is included in her work with clients of all ages. She has experience in helping clients to develop goals, strategize means to meet those goals and recognize when the goals have been met or need to be altered. Her approach is person-centered and solution-focused. She meets clients where they are in their life journey, looks for their strengths, and finds joy in assisting them to see themselves in a more open-minded, forgiving and kind way. Her language is positive, and her view of the world is a glass half-full. She hopes to instill hope in all her clients to reach their potential to be dynamically whole.

 

A WORD FROM ANN

All parents want their children to succeed and be happy. Every child has his/her own unique gifts to bring to the world. Sometimes what we want for our children and what they imagine themselves to be are not the same. Sometimes children need a space to explore their own unique selves; sometimes children need help overcoming a challenge that puts their unique expression of who they are at risk. Often a child’s ability to emotionally regulate has been affected by issues such as divorce, grief, exposure to violence, bullying, or other environmental factors. These experiences can have long-lasting impacts on a child’s development.

 

I approach each child with a sense of curiosity and playfulness. Children who have experienced trauma have often lost touch with this essential aspect of childhood. I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment, which can help to restore your child’s natural responses to various social and academic challenges. 

 

Because children are so uniquely resilient, my work in helping kids to find their emerging niches is often joyful. I am happy to speak with you about your own unique child, in his or her own unique situation. Together we will work to return a sense of competency and wholeness to your child. I look forward to sharing this journey and this joy!

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