Anne Bradley, LCSW
“The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” Brené Brown
Welcome, I’m glad you’ve found your way here. It takes courage to examine our lives, and the step you’re taking toward counseling is a brave one.
My goal is to be present, listen to your story and work with you toward the change you desire. Are there things you suspect are holding you back or keeping you stuck in the same patterns in your family, job, or relationships? Do you find yourself feeling anxious, confused, or unsure of the next step to take? Have you experienced a loss and would like to process the waves of grief with someone who understands? When working together, my hope is that you’ll find a safe place to land and exhale.
The relationship between counselor and client is the foundation for meaningful and successful therapy. It’s important to me to spend time building trust and go at your pace for sharing. In our work together, we may spend time being curious about what’s going on in your life, getting to know different parts of who you are, exploring new perspectives, empowering you with knowledge for change, practicing skills to soothe your system, being witnesses to your unfolding story, and most importantly, cultivating safe connection.
I am experienced in working with anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, caregiving struggles, depression, and relationship difficulties (partner, friends, work, and family). You do not have to have any answers to start therapy, just curiosity and a willingness to pursue relief. No matter the issue, we’ll work together to help you find new ways to manage life’s challenges.
A little about me—I went to Washington, DC to study International Relations, with a dream of working in government or abroad. In my 15 years of calling the District home, the dream shifted–after working at a human rights nonprofit, I knew I wanted to connect with others one-on-one instead of shaping policy. After lots of reflection, I went back to school to pursue a path in counseling. Eventually, it was time to move closer to family, and I found myself in Austin! When not counseling, you can find me whipping up something in the kitchen (baking is my love language), reading memoirs, and exploring Austin’s parks with my husband and our pup, Penny.
If you’d like to talk about working together, please leave me a message at 512/201-4501, ext. 213. I look forward to connecting with you.
Area of Expertise
Family of Origin Issues
Anxiety and Stress