Annika enjoys connecting with people and helping them better understand what is coming up for them and causing the pain points in their journey. She appreciates using humor and psychoeducation when appropriate. Her style is laid back and she is extremely approachable. Annika is experienced and knowledgeable and skillfully employs evidenced based therapies in a way that feels like a comfortable conversation.
Annika completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Michigan. After moving to Colorado in 2002, she completed her Master’s Degree at Regis University. Annika spent several years working in the field of addiction and recovery gaining experience and knowledge around the cycle of addiction and codependent relationships. She has worked with individuals struggling with addiction and helped them process the trauma that was often at the root of the substance use disorder. She is a Licensed Addictions Counselor by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
Using her knowledge of addiction and recovery, Annika has helped countless family members, partners and friends of addicts. She has supported individuals in setting and holding boundaries for themselves and the addict in their lives in order to break free from the cycle of codependency.
With over a decade of professional experience, Annika has worked with individuals that struggle with unresolved trauma or grief and has helped them to feel less ‘stuck’ in life. She has been trained through Postpartum Support International and specializes in postpartum and perinatal mood disorders. Annika is a Licensed Professional Counselor by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
Annika has helped adults and couples move out of their pain and live a more fuller, happier life.
Annika approaches her work in a caring and authentic way. She strives to connect with clients and help them feel comfortable working through the uncomfortable stuff that comes up. Her approach allows clients to become more aware of their difficult thoughts and feelings, and she works with clients to help them begin to challenge these in the moment. There can be a sense of empowerment when we are able to just sit and notice a feeling, and Annika guides clients through this process in a simple way that enables change to occur.
Clients of Annika will often remark that they appreciate her straightforward attitude. She is able to challenge clients in a compassionate way and works hard to remain present to the issues that are coming up in the session. People come to therapy to feel better, and Annika’s style keeps you focused on your path forward to healing.