Anne Drake (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help children, tweens and teens feel less anxious and learn ways to manage big feelings and emotions, helping them feel more in control.

Clinical Social Worker in Lawrence, KS

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Does your child's anxiety, ADHD or other issue lead to big feelings and reactions? Big feelings can be overwhelming to children, causing even bigger reactions. These feelings can impact your child, and your whole family, daily, even doing things they enjoy. It can impact them at home, in school and with friendships. Using strategies such as play therapy or art, we can teach your child new ways to understand and manage these big feelings, bringing more calm and peace to your child and family.

My Background and Approach

As a former teacher and now play therapist, I understand that all children have a unique way they learn the best. I use a play-based approach to create a safe and welcoming environment for your child and build a strong therapeutic connection. This may include toys, art, drama, music or talking, or a combination of all these, whatever works the best for your child. Children do not always have the words or language to express their feelings. I provide a safe space for them to express themselves while also learning skills and tools to better understand and manage their feelings and emotions. My experience as a teacher helps me understand how children learn and apply this to the challenges your child may be facing, such as anxiety, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. I understand, and help you to understand, how these challenges may impact your child at home, school or in social situations. We learn ways to manage these challenges and feelings.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can change and grow. We all have the capacity and ability to learn new skills and ideas, even if they are out of our comfort zone. I also believe that everyone matters and has a voice. In my practice, I strive to create an environment that will enhance the intellectual, social, and emotional functioning of the individual regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual or affectional orientation, veteran, marital or socioeconomic status, physical ability, lifestyle or political ideology. I believe in providing multiculturally sensitive services that affirm the dignity, worth and value of all individuals. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, baking, yoga, and walking our greyhound, Wally. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our families and friends, and enjoy being part of our amazing community.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: Sign Language
  • Rate: $125 - 135/session


913-832-0187 Email Anne
5020 Bob Billings Parkway
Suite C1
Lawrence, KS 66049

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