A different kind of therapist
I’m Ann Farrar, LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor based in New York City, (and now online). I truly care about my patients’ well-being and provide a down-to-earth, empathic style of psychotherapy. I'm much more likely to quote Beyonce than stare at you blankly in silence or make you feel like a mental patient. Life is hard enough. Let's be real.
My former life as an actor is a big part of my approach. I have an MFA from ACT and spent many years on stages and in audition rooms- not to mention temping and waiting tables and trying to manage sanity and income and body image BS. I know it's a balancing act. So is marriage and parenthood. I'm familiar with that too. I'm from the midwest but have lived and worked in New York for 20+ years. I love big trees and road trips and board games and running. I like persisting, nevertheless.
In addition to my creative work, I also have a background in integrative health coaching. This means I hold my clients accountable for their lifestyle goals including sleep and exercise and meditation. I am a big believer in mindfulness as a powerful protector against depression and anxiety.
My Masters degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness is from NYU. I have a beautiful office in downtown Manhattan easily accessible from many subways that I am dreaming about returning to when things calm down.
How I Can Help You
Your resilience is my focus. Since 2012, I have provided patients with a wide range of concerns in New York City counseling to suit their needs. Whether you’re struggling with persistent anxiety or depression or need help managing your work/life balance - my work is intended to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
When you no longer recognize the image you see in the mirror.
More flow. More calm.
More of your values.