Anna Stern (she/her)

LICSW

*Not taking new clients 11/13/19* Looking for a therapist who is more interested in how you define yourself than in helping you be "normal"?

Clinical Social Worker in Somerville, MA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

My passion, background, and training include working with new parents, those navigating gender and sexuality, and those who have experienced trauma, particularly domestic and sexual violence. I have deep appreciation for people at the margins and intersections of life, and promise to honor your truth and your identity in every way that I can.

My Background and Approach

My work has its strongest roots in Narrative Therapy, an approach grounded in the belief that people are separate from their problems and that we have the power to reauthor our own stories. I also draw from feminist and queer theory, restorative justice practices, and other resistance movements. Your Knowledge and Values are Worthy of Respect: Your way of understanding the world is critical to your healing. I will reflect back your words, ideas, and values in your voice. I will take notes while you speak, and these are yours to read at your request. I am an active participant in the work we do together. My role is decentered but influential: I am committed to centering your ideas, preferences, values, and ways of understanding the world. I emphasize consent in my work, and will ask your permission to share my own ideas, resources, or examples. I will respect your story, and to bring attention to your preferred words, ideas, theories and practices.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I love the stunning spectrum of human experience in all its forms. I love our enormous hearts, our ability to forgive and our righteous anger. I love our endless capacity for resilience and change, and our tenacious grip on what is most precious to us.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español

Info

617-501-4090 Email Anna
175 Elm Street Suite B3
Somerville, MA 02144

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