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About Me

My Therapeutic Approach

I practice therapy using an approach called Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). EFIT is attachment-focused, meaning that relationships are central to our wellbeing. When we feel seen and safely connected to other people, we’re more likely to feel and do our best, more resilient to stress and trauma. When those connections are missing, we tend to get stuck in painful emotions like sadness, fear, and shame.

 

I was drawn to EFIT because my favorite part of this work is building a relationship with you. I’ll be by your side as we encounter your hurts and stuck places, offering warm, active guidance to help you meet those places in new ways. My hope for you is that you’ll find new emotional balance and a deeper connection to yourself and the people you love, and I’ll be supporting you and celebrating your wins (including the ones you have trouble seeing!) all along the way. 

 

EFIT is a great approach for clients experiencing relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, or trauma. Many of my clients are the nurturer or rock for people around them; they’re perceptive, empathetic people who know how to take care of others, but don’t often receive that same care in return. Most of all, they struggle to show themselves the same compassion they so easily offer to others. If this sounds like you, please know you don’t need to carry your burdens alone, and it would be my privilege to help you feel seen, supported, lighter, braver, and worthy.

Anna Hoffman PhD

Licenses

California licensed psychologist (PSY31059)

Wisconsin licensed psychologist (3784-57)

Education

Doctor of Counseling Psychology

University of Iowa (APA-accredited) 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Training

Pre-doctoral Internship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center (APA-accredited)

Post-doctoral Fellowship

Mount Saint Mary's University Counseling and Psychological Services

Certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Postpartum Support International

Certificates in EFIT Essentials and Mastering Skills and Overcoming Challenges with EFIT: A Consultation Program

The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

 

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