Anne Lindgren and Associates, MA

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About Anne Lindgren and Associates

We are masters’ level clinicians: LCPCs (clinical counselors) or LCSWs (clinical social workers).
We have experience in working with children, teens, individuals, and couples/families.
We specialize in: communication, parenting, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, abuse, and trauma.

We are goal oriented therapists, meaning your therapy will be directed by goals we will explore together. Although each person is unique, generally speaking we help individuals reach their goals through a two stage process: first by developing insight into thoughts and behaviors that have become counterproductive in their lives and second by assisting individuals implement new behaviors that achieve the change being sought.
In order for therapy to be effective it is imperative that you feel comfortable with your therapist. In fact, rapport between you and your therapist is often times the most important element within the clinical relationship. If you don’t feel understood and trusting of your therapist, there is a good chance you won’t want to talk about anything that is uncomfortable for you. Therefore, we encourage you to be as educated as possible about the process. If you have specific questions that you would like to ask, please feel free to contact us. I invite you to read more about the practice. If you have any other questions, or if you are ready to book an initial appointment, please feel free to contact us by phone or email. We are happy to offer a 15 minute phone consultation to potential clients to answer any questions you might have.

Is therapy for you?

Do you find yourself…
Staying quiet instead of communicating your feelings in order to avoid conflict? 
Arguing with people over the same issues? 
Wondering if your relationship is over? 
Feeling distant from others? 
Thinking “what if” all the time 
Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep 
Frequently feeling sad, lonely, or anxious? 
Having trouble moving on after experiencing trauma or loss? 
Unhappy about where you are in life? 
Feeling stuck? 
Exhausting your friends and/or loved ones with talking about your problems? 
Thinking you don’t know who you are anymore? 

Why Therapy?

Therapy is a great place to explore why you may be unhappy. It could be due to things that have to do with you, your relationships with others, or where you are in your life right now. Therapy provides a safe place where you can reflect on the changes you wish to manifest into your life. The therapist’s job is to provide you with a clear, unbiased, objective view on how you can best accomplish these changes and help you facilitate them with new ideas and behaviors. Therapy is about exploring the underlying reasons behind the symptoms that led you to this page in the first place. Therapy is about change. Therapy is about growth. Therapy is a partnership. Both you and your therapist contribute to your healing process. You are not expected to do the work of recovery all by yourself, but your therapist can’t do it for you either.

Your first session

The first appointment is usually the most difficult, especially if you have never talked to a therapist before. Starting therapy may cause you to feel nervousness, fear, self-consciousness, and/or feelings of vulnerability. This is normal because most of us do not talk to strangers about what is troubling us and additionally you may not know what to expect from me. Don’t worry! These feelings are normal. Our clients regularly report that we are very easy to connect with and to open up to.
During your first session we will discuss:
Why you came to therapy 
Issues you want to work on 
Therapeutic goals 
Interventions that will help you achieve your goals 

Anne Lindgren and Associates Reaches

Lombard IL