Therapy helps, not only by giving you a place to vent but by forging a connection with a trustworthy co-pilot. A good therapist reflects your thoughts and feelings back to you, pointing out recurring themes and challenging inconsistencies in your story. A good therapist helps you find your tools and get with your people.
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 refer to something on Netflix 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 American Conservatory Theatre 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.
How I Help NYC
I help clients build resilience and become aware of their resources. Since 2012, I have provided counseling to a wide range of clients in New York City. Whether you’re struggling with persistent anxiety or depression or need help managing your work/life balance - my work is intended to provide clarity, strengthen your confidence and help you heal.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
When you no longer recognize the image you see in the mirror.
More flow. More calm.
More of your values.