Ann Caraballo, LICSW
Opening up to a stranger about your most sensitive and vulnerable
thoughts and feelings is never easy, and can often be downright scary.
If you are hoping to find a counselor who can help ease the discomfort
of beginning, and staying engaged in therapy, I believe I can help.
My clients have described me as "compassionate, direct, real, and extremely effective." Counseling approaches are never,"one-size-fits-all," as each
client is different. One of my top priorities is to help you identify and
draw on your strengths in order to formulate the best treatment plan for you.
The crux of my work has been with active-duty military and Veterans
(including their families), in addressing post-traumatic stress and
(re)adjustment from military life. Additionally, I have significant experience
treating depression (including postpartum), anxiety, and substance related issues.
I also have experience working with blended families.
My work is strengthened by my extensive training in, and use of, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and portions of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
I also incorporate and encourage a Mindfulness based practice through education, exploring and experimenting with mindfulness techniques/exercises, in-session.