“The root of compassion is not empathy; that is kindness. Kindness is great, but it is not the ultimate compassion. Ultimate compassion relieves the suffering that comes from separateness. The suffering that comes from separateness is relieved only when you are fully present with another person, not when you are separately present.” – Ram Dass
At Modern Therapy, Anna mainly works with the Loved Ones of those who struggle with addiction and depression. She was trained by best-selling author, Candice Plattor. She also enjoys working with the Loved Ones of ‘difficult’ teenagers and ‘difficult’ family members. Anna is also a trauma and a relationship specialist.
What you’ll encounter in a session with Anna…
“Throughout my sessions, I focus on the needs of my client. I don’t bring an agenda
but follow my client’s needs and apply the modalities and interventions that the space needs. I have a special focus on the therapeutic alliance, as I believe that we all heal through safe relationships.”
“I’m very much aligned with Carl Rogers’s person-centered therapy, Bowlby’s attachment theory, and Sue Johnson’s Emotion Focused Therapy.”
A little more about Anna…
Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Anna immigrated to Canada over 30 years ago.
She earned her B.A. in Psychology in Ottawa, her masters in Sociology in Budapest,
and her master’s in counselling psychology in Fredericton, Canada. Anna is also a
yoga instructor E-RYT-500, a Mythical Story Therapist, and an Expressive Movement
Anna also has extensive practical experience in the following:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Positive Intelligence Coaching
- Solution-focused Therapy
A deeper insight into Anna’s therapy approach…
“Through my own struggles with depression and childhood trauma, I learned to find myself underneath the layers of pain and self-limiting believes. When I sit with my clients, my approach, without exception is always non-judgmental. I create a space, where it is ok to be who we are. In the presence of acceptance change may begin. My job is to accompany my clients in their journeys out of the thick, deep forest, and find clarity.
“I am kind, compassionate, and supportive. I provide a safe space where process can take place and tools and strategies that can help in coping with challenges.”